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day the Federal band 


H C Rider 

Mexico 


u^y rne federal band struck up “Dixie ’» 
[ and the Confederates rent the P air with 

ahoute ; the Confederate band struck ,, 

Yankee Doodle,” and the FederalsraadL 
the welkin ring. Both bands simulta- 
neoiialy struck up “Home, Sweet Home ” 
and both armies sent up such shouts L 
~ver heard before. 

e, perhaps, have sung the song of 
Eadical and Yankee long enough ; you 
have sung secesh, rebel and traitor until 
you ought to be tired of it; let ua both 
quit these songs and in the new teurp'o 
of tl,e Union, with united voice, sing 
Horne, Sweet Home.” (The applause 
lasted for several minutes.) 

In a talk we had with Mr. Hill after 


■And Deaf-Mutes’ Journal 

MEXJCoYy., THTIRSTKA V tiitv 


the only convenience for ox 
vicinity. Term* low. Work 
> unnecessary delay by waiting, 
intends to bo at fiia shop con- 


EC. BEALS, 

Photographer, 

Jefferson St,, Mexico, N Y 

*V« Sr. *■ 

^VTa'i" *»^w: 

HI KXIAL AT I EXT ION >atd to COPYING. 


Aad Deaf-Mutes’ Journal. 

“ublished every Thursday Morning by 

>nry Humphries, 

EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. 


The ’Wine Cup. 

Young man, that cup of sparkling wine. 
Just lifted to thy lip ! 

Heed well the fate that may be thine 
If that vile draught j*>u sip j 

A maniac’s death, a drunkard’s grave 

In thoughtless mirth you madly brave. 

A prison’s gloom, a felon’s name, 

A murderer stained with blood, 

A life of woe, a death of shame, 

I see within its purple flood; 

Drink, then, that cup of sparkling wine, 

Young man, and these may all be thine. 

The widow’s wail, the orphan’s cry, 

The frenzied maniac’s yell. 

The bloated cheek, the blood-shot eye 
Are all within the wine-cup’s spell ; 

It flings o’er life a rayless gloom, 

And kills for aye beyond the tomb. 

Then taste no more the sparkling cup, 

An adder’s tooth is in the wine ; 

A simoon’s blast to wither up 

All hope of bliss that may bo thine ; 

Rut as a serpent, from thee throw 

The cup that brings but shame and woe, 


Editorial Correspond once, 


Hen with him be frequently addressed us 
as Colonel, but inasmuch as everybody 
m the South is a major, colonel, or gen¬ 
eral, we were not greatly elated with our 
new title. 

AVe also called upon the Rev. Mr 
.Leftwich and his wife, and had a very 
pleasant visit with them. Mrs. Left- 
wich was formerly of Oswego city. Her 
husband is pastor of a large and intluen- 
tmlPresbyterian^hurch in Atlanta, and 
a are being crowned with great 

^ a banquet waa given at the 
House. Regular and volunteer 

;re offered and responded to; 
most interesting feature of the 


TENTH LETTER, 


CHATTAN00GA,Tenn.,May 27,1874. 

. From Montgomery our march was 
homeward, and on Monday, May 25th, 
at t a. m., we bade adieu to that city 1 
carrying away the most pleasant recollec¬ 
tions of its genial and hospitable citizens. 

About 11 a. m., we halted for a few 
minu tes to take a look at Shelby Springs 
which before the war was quite a fashion¬ 
able place of resort. While the watere 
are as pure and efficacious as ever, the 
buildings are in a dilapidated condition ; 
in fact, the place is now quite abandoned! 

At Anniston, where are located the 
great furnaces of the Woodstock Iron 
Company, we had a splendid dinner 
served from tables spread beneath great 
ti ees. The repast and the waiters to 
serve it were brought, from Selma, 130 
miles distant. The dinner was fuminbod 


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GO TO 

Railroad Mills for your 


toasts 


JOHN C. TAYLOR, 
Druggist, No. 2, Webb Block, Main Street. 


CUSTOM GRINDING 

In all its branches. 

All work warranted to please. 
Give me a call. 

, r . „ L. ROBBINS. 

Mexico. Feb. 4, 1875. 14 


a Protect * 

«« Solution of the Protoxide c* 
D'oii, w so combined as to have 
the character of an qliment, as 

unU Undated 
ih ° b . lood “* the simplest 
iSrir 'P il 'creases the quantity 
°f„+£& r VC a , ° wn rhallxlHy 
A vent, jron in the blood, and 
cures “a thousand ills,” simply 
kV.f onlpu up, Invigorating And 
IjK lx lug the System. The en¬ 
riched and vitalised blood per¬ 
meates every part of the body . 
repairing damages and.waste, 
searching out morbid secrc- 

curing Dyspepsia, River Com- 


Pen and Soisaors, 


R. L. ALFRED, 

Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Spectacles, Jewelry, 


A declaration of independence- 
oi’ow of a rooster. 

—File the dog’s teeth is the 
drophobia remedy. 

—Why is a kick like a kiss 1 
it leaves an impression. 

—It requires sixty love letters to in- 
fluence a breach of promise suit jury in 
Iowa. 

Why is Manton Marble the great¬ 
est man living? Because he edits the 
World. 

_ Ibis is the season of the year when 
flies enter largely into every article of 


«c., &c., Thomas’ New Building, Main St. 


Dr. A. L. WEST, 


Medical Electrician. 
Street. 


Offico and dwelling Church 


1 ulB year oo, and old an eminent 

engraver, Mr. S-, then in his sixtieth 

year, resided in the outskirts of London. 
Art, though it brings fame ofttimes 
does not in all cases bring wealth. Mr! 
® was talented, sober, frugal find 
industrious, well educated and fluent in 
discourse. His studio, was often the 
lounging place of the dilettanti of the 
world’s metropolis ; but yet Mr. S_’ s 
career was a battle for life and the lives 
of his little and beloved ones. The old 
artist had two sons, Frederic and Harry, 
bright intelligent youths, whom he in! 
structed in his profession, so that they 
might be bis assistants and afterwards 
successors to liis fame, his virtues and 
even to his comparative poverty. 

Amongst the gentlemen who frequent¬ 
ly called upon the veteran artist, was one 
who, holding position, was a keen and 
close observer. Having a great deal of 
Government patronage at his disposal, 
he obtained places for the young men’ 


-E^OIR, 

50 Dollars ! 8 

FARMERS, 

MERCHANTS, 

MECHANICS, 

AND 

EVERYBODY 
Buy the World-Renowned 


Because 


J. D. HARTSON, 

Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Office over 
Qurn e, Robinson & Co’s Store, Main St. 


mecnamc ot the road, in grateful re¬ 
membrance. Also George Peacock, Esq 
of Selma, and Col. N. C. Goulding, of 
Chattanooga,, who were indefatigable in 


I hymcian and Surgeon. Office over Thomas’ 
new Store. Special office day, Saturday after¬ 
noon of each week. Residence—Pulaski St. 

DIt. GEO. P. JOHNSON, 

Physician and Surgeon. Office on Main Street, 
over S. A. Puller's Hardware Store, where lie 
may be found, both day and night, when not on 


their efforts to render the excursionists 
comfortable. 

We arrived at Rome, Ga., at 6 pVm., 
and had a very cordial reception by the 
citizens.. Carriages were in readiness for 

the ladies, and the gentlemen marched 
in procession to the Choice Hotel. Our 
stay in Rome was limited to about three 
hours, but we made the most of it. 
Rome, like its namesake across the seas 
is “beautiful for situation,” and is an ac¬ 
tive, bustling place, and contains about 
8,000 inhabitants. It has a nail factory, 
rolling mills, flour mills, iron foundries,’ 
and several other manufacturing estab¬ 
lishments ; and the citizens have great 


J. U. MANWAKEN, M. D, 


A company furnishes artificially- 
made ice in Charlotte, N. C,, at one cent 
,a pound. 

—Three things that must bo noticed 
a new born baby, a squalling baby, and 
any kind of baby. 

—James T. Fields says that whenever 
ho hears of a “pretty good scholar,” ho is 
reminded of a pretty good egg ! 

—An association has been formed 
among the Hindoos, the object being to 
rcduco the cost of marriage. 

—Two German lire companies in 

-Elyria, O., recently disbanded locauae 

the Council passed a' prohibitory beer 


Office Jefferson St., opposite Post office,Mexico, 
A. y . Residence corner of Main and Railroad 
streuUj. Chronic diseases made a specialty. 
All calls promptly attended. 25 


J. A. RICKARD, 

Dealer in ali kind# of Furnrture, South Jefferson 


BEST IN THE WORLD! 


a magnificent view of the surrounding 
country, and on a clear day Lookout 
Mountain can be seen. Rome was for 
some time the headquarters of Gen. 

Shurmau, and lie destroyed the rolling 
mills, flour mill ;, and all nf.K»v »■» r\ 

oy ouerraaii B troops, the c-ytizens 

tak£ amok pleasure in telling on«\little 
incjdent connected with the cqutc^ The 
story is, that Gen. Straight, a X?nion 

officer, who was in command of 800 well 
mounted and disciplined cavalrymen, 
could have taken the town with compar¬ 
ative little bloodshed, as at that time 
there were loss than 800 men stationed 
there. But the general, in reconnoiter- 
ing the place, discovered nought but 
earthworks on every hand, and sup¬ 
posing the oity to be fortified beyond all 
possibility of being taken, he surrendered 
his entire force to the Confederates, 
thereby letting the. golden opportunity 
pass. 

Wo lmd a splendid banquet at the 
Choice Hotel, followed by speeches, 
toasts, <Sic. Though our stay in Rome 
was so brief, it was very pleasant, and 
the line reoeption extended to our party 
will long bo remeuiberod, and we trust 
that the hopes of the citizens concerning 
the future growth and prosperity of their 
beautiful city will be fully realized. 

At 9 p. m. we left Rome for Atlanta, 
running along the banks of the 
Etowah river for quite a distance. At 
Kingston wo changed oars, and halting 
there about Ten minutes, some of our 
party, always ready for a little sport, in¬ 
duced a couple of juvenile Ilamitoa to 
give an, exhibition of an old-timed double 
jig to the harmonious sounds of a pair of 
“digatalis,” vigorously applied to the 
knees of the musicians. 

Although we did not arrive at Atlanta 
till about 1 a. m. the next morning, many 
of the citizens were at the depot to wel¬ 
come tis. The “Gate City” threw wide 
open her gates* and we were escorted to 
the Kimball House, which is one of the 
linest we have evor seen. The arcade 
was brilliantly illumined, which, to¬ 
gether with the fountain, flowers and 
birds, produced a very tine effect. At¬ 
lanta is the Capital of the State, and 
contains about 40,000 inhabitants. It 
looks more like a Northern city than 
any wo have seen South. In fact, we 
were told that it was built maiuly by 
Northern capital, and many of its most 
prominent buaiuesH meu are Northern¬ 
ers. The stores and public buildings are 
mostly of brick, and they have a very 
solid ami substantial apjauirance. At¬ 
lanta is a very important business cen¬ 
ter, and is called the “Gate City” to the 
South, ami has five railroads centering 
in it. 

It will be remembered by most of our 
readers that from Atlanta Gen. Sherman 
commenced his famous “March to the 
Sea.” Before leaving he took the pre¬ 
caution to burn most of the city, there 
being hardly enough buildings Jett to 
shelter 5,000 people; but in riding 
through the oity we discovered scarcely 
a mark of the desolation. 

In company with our brother editors 
from this county, we visited the Post- 


Dt*. JAS. ANDREW MILN , 

SURGEON. 

Office, No. 213 West First Streot, OSWEGO. 
Office lumrp, 9.00 to 10.30 a m. And from 3.0t 
to 7.00 p.m. 

Au appointment for any other hour can be se- 

wired by making the request by letter. Iff 


Mexico, June 1, 1874. 


E3T*Tho Highest Premium was 
awarded to it at 


apjrw men and women; ant 
ivahds cannot reasonably hes- 

'ate to give it a trial. 


nurnt, the old nn 


Ought wo not to have a country Jflt J&ve V 
Too much of the legislation for the past 
seven or eight years, lias beon based 
upon the ground that wo are rebels and 
traitors. Put yourself in my place. We 
are called rebels for doing what we 
thought right and our duty. We should 
learn charity for others. We ought not 
to think any the less of others, for think¬ 
ing different from us. If you think I 
am a rebel, it is your right; I think dif¬ 
ferent, as is my right; what good does 
it do you to tell me what you think 1 
Perhaps if I had been horn North, I 
might have been a free-soiler. Perhaps 
if Charles Sumner had been born South, 
he would have been a secessionist! I 
couldn’t help being bom in the South. 
If a Chinaman eats rats, let him do it. 

I love the South : her traditions, her 
dead, her living and her future. I op¬ 
posed secession more earnestly than you 
did, perl laps, and had greater obstacles 
than you. Each man is entitled to en¬ 
joy is own opinion, without interfering 
with the rights of his neighbors. Massa¬ 
chusetts knows better her wants than 
any other State, and the same is true of 
Georgia, We have four millions of hu¬ 
man beings in our midst entitled to 
civil rights. Looking to the interest of 
the future, I thank God there is not a 
slave in America to-day. (Great ap¬ 
plause.) Our interest is to enlighten 
and elevato them, because wo are to be 
affected by the power they exert. All 
we ask of you is, please don’t fetter and 
embarrass us. We better understand 
what is necessary to lift them up and 
make them skilled laborers instead of 
ignorant ones. The great ruling pur¬ 
pose of Federal legislation seems to be 
to “keop down the rebels.” Remember 
that while wo are down wo want to be 
considered loyal. We are willing to 
take the Constitution as you have amend' 
ed it, and start from the standpoint you 
designated, in the race of progress and 
prosperity. When you see us v iolate 
that Constitution, then interpose. 

The people who caiue here from the 
North, to got into power, because they 
could not get into power there, mis- 
repesontod us to retain that power in 
their grasp. Go back and tell your friends 
that sixty-four of you have traveled 
through the South without seeing, hear¬ 
ing or smelling a lvu-klnx ! If I should 
visit the North, and inflame a peoplo 
living in your midst against you to a 
point of considering you their foes, 
wouldn’t you Ku-klux me ? [Cries of 
yes.] If you didn’t I wouldn’t have any 
respect for you. 

Until quite recently the men repre¬ 
senting the South in Congress possessed 
no sympathy with us. I can forget the 
stripes of Manassas, the surrender at 
Appomattox, although it came so heavy 
to me, for I did wish my side to succeed, 
but I can’t forget the carpet-bagger ! 

Would you restore too I Inion / I hen 


—:—A gentleman who has tried it gays : 
It is a mistake to suppose that because a 
naan Ashes with a large hook, lie is go¬ 
ing to catoh large Ash. 

—Linen dusters used to protect hand¬ 
some traveling dresses, are of dark, un¬ 
dressed gray linen, and are made loug 
enough to oonceal the dress entirely. 

—“Innocent young girls” are not per¬ 
mitted to perambulate the streets of 
Raleigh, N. C,, after midnight, unless ac¬ 
companied by a male relative. 

—“Let the Are from heaven descend,” 
shouted an excited brother in a late revi¬ 
val meeting. “Don’t Lord, don’t !” 
echoed a deacon, “the church ain’t in¬ 
sured.” 

— “Why are you so precise in your 
.statement—are you afraid of tolling an 

untruth ?” asked an attorney of a female 
witness in a police court. “No, air,” was 
the prompt reply. 

— Depositors in California savings 
banks are disapjioiuted at receiving divi¬ 
dends for the past six months at tlio rut 
of six per cent, a year. Heretofore tlie\ 
have had from ten to twelve per cent. • 

—M iss Larina Goodell, of Janesville. 
Win., has just been admitted to the ba’ 
of that State. She is said to be ft yoiuq 
lady of good education, Ane api>earauce. 
anil modest bearing. 

—A sweetheart desiring to bo remem¬ 
bered by his lady love sent her a bofctl 
of patent medioine, with the followin' 
note : 

“If troubled with the liver, 

Use, and think of the giver.” 

—In a speech at Quebec recently Mr 
Mackenzie, the Canadian Premier, said 
the “Erie ditch” would never serve any 
purposo in the future as the great chan¬ 
nel of transport from the West to tbo 
ocean compared with the national high¬ 
way of the St. Lawrence. 

— Boston Corbett, who shot Wilke; 
Booth, is living in Cawdeu, N. J., and 
on week days follows the profession of 
hatter in Philadelphia. He preache- 
every Sunday in the Independent Meth 
odist church in Camden, where he i f 
very popular. 

—The temperance hotel in Bethlehem, 
Pa., has the following list of drinks . 
Soda water, Cougress water, Lerngl^ wa- 

kiU water, eye water, rose water, sal . 
water, cucumber pump water, rein water. 


Amer. Institute} N. Y. j 
Cincinnati Exposition j 

IpdtyiUVpolia Exposition $ 

St. Louis Fair; 
Louisiana State Fair; 

Mississippi State Fair; 

and Georgia Stato Fair; 


Manufacturer of 


SETH W. F0WI.E & SON'S, Proprietors; 

No. 1 Milton Plac«, Boatou, 
Hold nv J) p u GO j» t K ojjsiihauv 


ARIKH 1)1 RECTORY 


G. W. LUDINGTON&CO., 

Dealers in Diy Goods, Groceries, Boots and 
Shoos, Hardware, Drugs, Medicines, etc., etc. 
Corner of Main and Railroad Sts.. Parish^_ 


EDWIN BAKER, 

Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Potter Block. 


FOR BEING THE 


Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Luddingtou 
Block, Main Street. 


and doing the largest and best 
range of work. All other 
Machines in the Market 
were in direct 


•4* S. M. PETTENGILL & CO., 37 Park 
Row, New York, IQ State Street, Boston, and 
701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, are Agents fo 
the Mexico Independent in the above cities, and 
authorized to contract for advertising at our low¬ 
est rates. 


Platform Spring Wagons, 


COMPETITION!! 


BITTERS 


ZSTFor Hemming, Fell¬ 
ing, Stitching, Corclin§ K 
Binding, Braiding, 
Embroidering, Quilt¬ 
ing and Stitching fine 
or heavy goods it is 
unsurp as sect. 

Where we have no Agents 
wo will deliver a Machine 
for tho price named above, 
at the nearest Hail Hoad 
Station of Purchasers. 

Needles for all Sewing Mg' 
chines for Sale. 

Old Machines taken in Exchange. 

Send for Circulars, Price 
List, &c., and Copy of the 
Wilson Reflector, one of the 
bast Periodicals of the day, 
duvoted to Sewing Ma* 
chines, Fashions, Q-eneral 
News and Miscellany. 


These celebra ted Hitters are com¬ 
posed of choice Hoots, Herbs, and 
Harks, among which are iicn- 
Han, Sarsaparilla, Wild Cherry, 
Dandelion, Juniper , and other 
berries, and are so prepared as tq 
retain all their medicinal qual¬ 
ifies. They invariably cure or 
greatly relieve tho following com¬ 
plaints ; Dyspepsia, Jaundice, 
Liver Com plaint, Loss of Appe¬ 
tite, Headache, Bilious Attacks, 
Remittent ami Intermittcut Fe¬ 
vers, Ague, Cold Chills, Ithouiua- 
ttfeai. Summer Complaints, Piles, 
Kidney Diseases, Female Diffi¬ 
culties, Lassitude, Low Hpiyits, 
General Debility, and, in fact. 


Repairing done on most reasona¬ 
ble Terms. 


Manufactory Main street, opposite 
Foundry. 

Mexico, April 8, 1874r 


Has purchased the business 
so long carried on by 


YTOTICE TO CREDITORS.—In pursuance 
ll of an order of Timothy W. Skinner, Surro- 
gate of OawGgo County, notice in hereby given 
all personn having cluini« against Joel Mer- 
enuat,sr., late pf the town of Mexico,in saidleouu- 
ty, deceased, to present their accounts, with the 
vouchers thereof, to W. M. Brown, at tho office 
of Bkinner A Wright, in Mexico, N. Y., on 
or before the 10th day of December, 1874, or 
they will ht«e tho benefit of tho statute in such 
cane made and provided.- Dated Mexico, June 
10. 1874. JOEL MERCHAN l, jr. 

_Executor. 


gg7*I am exercising tho same caro_ffi i a 
ggg^flgfin Manufacturipg andjg^J3£j| 
selecting 

&4r r-sr rt-gr^-stock-ffia.^ M J 

I have for 

fcjn^-years.und it is bearingjgjygfc 
rtjjfits fruit in an increasing trade. Jgfc 


Agents Wanted 


Hardwar eE| 

Agricultural 

AND 

Mechanical 

IMPLEMENTS,! 

Hash, Doors, 

Blinds, Window 


Wilson Selins Machine Co, 

CLKVKVjAND, OHIO, 


bAND SURVEYOR, 

PROF. J. H. COCAGNE, 

* Box 47. Mexico Academy 

Reforonoe, II. L. Cole, Esq. 


E. M. ANDREWS, 

General Agent for Oswego County, 

163 Water Street, OSWEGO, N. Y. 


_Mount Vesuvius is to have a rnilroa 

per station will be guarded by a pent 
house, so as to protect it in case of erup 
tion, and the line will be constructed in 
such a way that the utmost danger to b » 
apprehended is the loss of a few hunxlre !. 
feet of mils. 

— At a county temperance nmetin ; 

announced that ho was willing to an 

..... niiAufinufl in his power viiu * 

gwer any queBuoni . i 

might be proi«,sed on tom|"jrano,. 

movement. Severn h 


QIUPREME COURT.— Oswego County. 

Daniel W. Crandalaffat. William J. More. 

To the above named defendant, you are hereby 
required to answer the complaint of the de¬ 
fendant in this action, which has been filed with 
the Clerk of the County of Oswego, and to serve 
a copy of vour auswer on the subseribci ms 
office, in Parish, Oswego County, N. Y., within 
twenty days after the service of this sumino 
on you, exclusive of the day of service, oi io 
plaintiff will take Judgment against you For on 
auxulred and forty-five dollars and jeventy-nve 

cents, besides interest from the 10th day of uiy, 
1874, and costs. 

E. G. LI NCH. 1’lffs. Atty. 

The complaint mentioned In the above sum¬ 
mons was duly filed in the Oswego (’minty 
Clerk’s office on tho 15th dav of July, 1874. 

E. G. LYNCH, Plffs. Atty. 


B. T; BABBIT’S 
Pure Concentrated Potash 

OR LYE, 

Of Double he Strength of any other 

SAPONIFYING SUBSTANCE. 

I have recently perfected a new method of 
packing my Potash, or Lye, and am now pack¬ 
ing it only in Balls, the coating of which will 
saponify, and does not injure the Soap. It is 
packed in boxes containing 24 and 48 one lb. Balls, 
and in no other way. Directions in English and 
German for making hard anil soft soap with this 
Potash accompany each package. 

B, T. BABBITT, 

22-4in G4 to 68 Washington St., N. Y, 


He also manufactures 


VTOTICE TO CREDITORS.—In pursuance 
IT of an order of T. W. Skinner, Surrogate of 
Oswego County, notice is berobv. given to all 
persons having claims against Daniel D. Lan¬ 
ders, lafro of tlio town of New Haven, in said 
county, deceased, to present their accounts, with 
the voudhera thereof, to the undersigned, at his 
residence in New Haven, Oswego County, N. Y., 
on or bofore the 17th day of October, 1874, or 
they Will lose tho benefit of the statute in sue 
case made and provided.—Dated New Haven 
April IQ, 1874. 


SHEET 

IRON 

Wave. 

Mexico, April 1, 1874. 


Christ Church (Universalist).—Reg¬ 
ular services every Sunday, at 2 o’clock 
n, m. A.11 are invited. Seats free. Rev, 
Swuea Vincent, l’astor. 


$10 TO $20 idev 

art free. A.H. BLAIR & 



















VINEGAR BITTERS 




kH.H.DOBSQN. 
IDENTI ST- 

i Mi xico NY. ^ 
ifllfri:: t H'lUt-.s ’ 


Caldwell’s 

Wine f Iron Bitters 


MEXICO MARKETS. 

The following are the prices paid for farmers 
produce, etc., in this market: 
Flour,(retail)Spr’g$7 50, red $8 00, white $9 00 

Meal, $ cwt, (retail) . 1 00 

Com, .. 90 

Oats. *• 06 

Butter,. 

Loose Butter, ... 

Cheese,. 

Lard, . 10 ® 12 i 

Eggs, $doz.,. 

Beef K? lb. 05 @14 

Beef, $ cwt. $5 @ $8 

Mutton, 1? cwt., . $8 00 

Pork, $ barrel, retail, .§10 @ $20 

Pork t? cwt.,. $8 00 

Apples, (dried,) H?lb, . 07 @ 08 

Ham, $ lb. 0 @ 12 

Dres’d Poultry, $ lb,. 8 @ 10 

Potatoes, busli.,. 50 @ 60 


MEXICO INDEPENDENT 


Sharp. —This happened at Utica. 
The Observer says: We cannot com¬ 
mend the girl who did it, and yet it was 
pretty sharp after all. The girl was 
good looking and stylish, but not rich 
and handsomely housed. So,- when a 
young man who had just been introduced 
to her, and to whom she had been talking 
rather pretentiously, asked to see her 
home, she acceded, and let him leave her 
just inside the gates of a splendid place 
on tho road. Of course he went off hap¬ 
py and hopeful—and she waited till he 
was out of sight, and then escorted her¬ 
self to her own dingy little nest. 


MEXICO , THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1874, 


Has arrived early, but 


These celebrated Bitters are - pure, safe and re¬ 
liable ; composed of Roots, Barks and Herbs 
with Citrate of Iron and pure native wine, 
made from the native grapes of California, the in¬ 
gredients are choice, strengthening, purifying and 
life-giving medicinal agents, forming the most 
healthy and pleasant stimulating tonic and 
strengthening Bitter^ for improving the appetite, 
giving tone and vital energy to the Blood and 
System. For medicinal purposes, for familyuse, 
travelers, voyagers, etc., they cannot be surpass¬ 
ed. ——__ 

— These P.ittersare in an emlnciitdegree strength- 
ening, purifying, diuretic, stimulating and 
nourishing to the whole system, giving .new lifa 
and activity to every organ and part alike, with¬ 
out that ever recurring reaction that follows the 
use of most all other-tonics and stimulants in 
the market. For 


STews of the Week. 


A severe thunder storm passed ovor 
Lowell, Mass., Thursday, demolishing 
chimneys and flooding streets and cellars. 
Considerable damage was done to build¬ 
ings, and the Branch Street church was 
left in ruins. 

On Thursday a petition signed by 114 
citizens of Colorado and New Mexico, 
asking protection from Indians, was re¬ 
ceived at the War Department. 

The fire in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, des¬ 
troyed about 600 business houses and 
The aggregate loss is $800,- 


Wall 


Dr. J. Walker’s California Yin- 


DIED: 

In Scriba, on the 21st inst., at the residence of 
her son, Mr. W. H. Wales, after about 30 minutes’ 
illness, Mrs. Cynthia Wales, aged 83 years. 

Mrs. Wales was one of the first settlers of 
Mexico, and for many years lived on the farm 
now occupied by Calvin Smith. She was great¬ 
ly beloved by all her relatives and held in much 
esteem by all who knewh^r. 

On the l‘2th inst., in the town of Palermo, af¬ 
ter a protracted illness, comsumption, which was 
borne with Christian resignation, David Phillips, 
in the GOth year of his age. 

On the 13th inst., in the town of Richland, 
Rocna, wife of Henry Niles, aged 44 years. 

• Deceased furnished one of the most vivid illus¬ 
trations of the fidelity of a covenent-keeping 
God, and the power of Christian faith, and cheer- 
j ful patience in extreme suffering in the memory 


Having purchased the interest of J. HOOSE, in the old stand, w-e 
sell every thing in our line, consisting of 


residences. 

000 . 

Tho net loss to insurance companies 
by tho Chicago fire is $2,244,970. 

Examination of candidates for naval 
cadetships, will take place September 15, 
16 and 17. 

The Carlists have ordered one repub¬ 
lican prisoner to bo shot for every shell 
fired by the Government fleet of Bilbao. 
The siege of Puigcerda has been 
abandoned. 

Madrid journals states that the Car- 
lists hold 1,600 men, women and children 
as hostages on the Cantabrian coast and 
in Biscay to be shot in case of a republi¬ 
can attack. 

Judge Countryman, of the third judi¬ 
cial district, has decided that tho Erie 
Railway Company is liable for bonds of 
the Boston, Hartford and Erie Company 
guaranteed by the Erie Company. 
Should this decision be affirmed, the 
Erie will be held liable for $5,000,000 
guaranteed bonds, and a large amount 
Several executions 


Housekeepers Tako Notice. 


Groceries, Provisions, Fruits, Fish, 

CROCKERY, GLASS WARE, PLATED WARE, 

LAMPS, &c., &c., 

Cheaper than Ever Before. 


AND ALL FORMS OF 

INDIGESTION, 

S OUR S T OMA C El, 

RHEUMATISM, , 

Scrofula, 

AND ALL 

Impurities of the Blood, 
Dropsy; 
Nervous 

Affections? 

KIDNEY DISEASES, 

LIVER COMPLAINTS, 

General Prostration, 

AND 

Nervous Headache! 

THEY HAVE NO RIVAL. 

As a Morning Appetiser 

No other Bitters in the universe can equal 
them. I lack space for detailingjthe availability 


of Alcohol. Tho question is almost 
daily asked, “What is tho causo of tho 
unparalleled success of Vinegar Bit¬ 
ters?” Our answer is, that they remove 
the causo of disease, and the patient re¬ 
covers his health. They aro the great 
blood purifier and a life-giving principle, 
a perfect Renovator and Invlgorator 
of tho system. Never before in the 
history of tho world has a medicine been 
compounded possessing the remarkable 
qualities of Vinegar Bitters m healing the 
sick of every disease man is heir to. I ney 
are a gentle Purgative as well as a Tonic, 
relieving Congestion or Inflammation of 
the Liver and Visceral Organs m Bilious 
Diseases 

The properties of Dr. Walker's 

Vinegar bitters are Aperiont, Diaphoretic, 
Carminativo, Nutritious, Laxative, Diuretio, 
Sedative, Counter-Irritant Sudonno, Altera* 
tive, and Anti-Bilious. * 

Grateful Thousands proclaim Vin¬ 
egar Bitters the most wonderful In- 
vigorant that ever sustained the sinking 

system. 

No Person can take these Bitters 

according to directions, and remain long 
unwell, provided their bones aro not de¬ 
stroyed by mineral poison or other 
means, and vital organs wasted beyond 
repair. 

Bilious. Remittent and Inter¬ 
mittent Fevers, which are so preva¬ 
lent in the valleys of our great rivers 
throughout the United States, especially 
those of the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, 
Illinois, Tennessee, Cumberland, Arkan¬ 
sas, Red, Colorado, Brazos, Rio Grande, 
Pearl, Alabama, Mobile, Savannah, Ro¬ 
anoke, James, and many others, with 
their vast tributaries, throughout our 
entire country during the Summer and 
Autumn, and remarkably bo during sea¬ 
sons of unusual heat and dryness, are 
invariably accompanied by extensive de¬ 
rangements of tno stomach and liver, 
and other abdominal viscera. In their 
treatment, a purgative, exerting a pow¬ 
erful iufluence upon these various or¬ 
gans, is essentially necessary. There 


; Spring, $1.75. 
15 cts per gallon. 
80 “ per lb. 

6 eta. per lb. 

- 70 cts. 

10 to 13 cts. 

05 cts. 

4 cts. per bar. 
Coat’s Thread, - - 7 cts. per spool. 

The poor can have cheaper. 

W. 6. JOHNSON, 

Washington St.. Mexico. 


Kerosene oil, 


Consisting of all kinds from the cheapest 
brown back to the 


Finest Gilt. 


NEW ADVERTISEMENTS, 


Come and see his fine samples of 


Local ITotlCO. 


T AKING MEDICINE.—There is an inherent 
predisposition to take something which is re¬ 
garded as medicine, by a majority of people in 
all countries and climates. If they are not 
dosed to their satisfaction by physicians, patent 
medicines, nostrums, and above all, pills, have 
such irresistible charms they indulge in tho lux- 


WINDOW SHADES, 

From PAPER to 

GOLD BANDS. 


ury of prescribing for themselves. Mediciiie- 
taking, therefore, from its universality in this 
country, is a disease. That fact is made use of 
to supply the enormous demand, by extensive 
manufacture# of all imaginable compositions. 
Vast fortunes are thus accumulated in .keeping 
pace with the general cravings for physic. The 
more severely drastic, the better it is liked. If 
itteara the bowels with extreme violence, it is an 
evidence of its utility to the mass of medicine- 
takers. The best physician is one so skillful in 
his profession as to decide when it is not neces¬ 
sary to take medicine ; and his hardest duty to 
make his patients believe it. Dr. L. H. Sprague 
makes a specialty of treating all kinds of cnronic 
diseases by electrical and mechanical means 
without medicine ; but does not discard its use. 
On the contrary he calculates to use all known 
remedies that can be for the benefit of his pa¬ 
tients. Thirty years experience, seventeen in 
general practice, and thirteen in institutions for 
the treatment of chronic diseases, where he has 
had from fifty to three hundred patients under 
his care all the time, lias given him a large expe¬ 
rience. Call end see him at Room 33, Gray’s 
Hotel, Pulaski. 27-3m 


TEAS & CROCKERY 


of accrued interes. 
against the company have been placed 
in the hands of the sheriff in New York. 

Two trains on the Erie road collided 
at Canaseraga, Alleghany county, Satur¬ 
day. One man was killed and nine 
others were severely wounded. 

A train on the Detroit, Lansing and 
Lake Michigan railroad was thrown from 
the track by a fallen tree, hear Iona, 
Sunday, and seven poi sons were killed 
and a large number injured. 

Several persons were killed and in¬ 
jured by an accident on Lancashire and 
Yorkshire railway, Saturday. 

The-Common Council of Chicago has 
directed the Board of Public Works to 
furnish a more abundant supply of water 
for that section of the city where it is 
insufficient in time of lire, anil to remove 
all wooden buildings beyond the city 
limits. The Board of Underwriters say 
insurance will he wholly withdrawn from 
the city unless the fire department is 
immediately and radically reorganized 
and improved. 

Nathan Isaacson is under arrest at 
Chicago, charged with firing the building 
that caused the fire of the 14tli inst. 

The university race of the Saratoga 
regatta, on Saturday, was won by the 
Columbia College, the Yale crew fouling 
with Harvard. 

The Snake and Ute Indians recently 
lmd a fight at Powder river with the 
Arapahoes, killing 26 of them, and cap¬ 
turing 150 horses. 

The Spanish government has declared 
the country in astute of siege,and ordered 
Cat-list estates to pay heavy penalties to 
the relatives of republicans slain. A 


And ask a liberal patronage of our old customers. 


All orders for paper hanging to be 
left at the store. 


LET EVERYBODY TRY OUR $1.00 JAP. TEA 


fgf* All paper bought of me trimmed 
free of charge. 


Warranted the best stock in town, 


Picture frames made to order. 

L. L. VIRGIL. 


prepares the Blood to furnish a proper support to 
all the vital properties. It enriches the constit¬ 
uents of the Blood upon which the vital energy 
of the system is dependent. It infuses the prop¬ 
er degree of animal heat in the system. It pur¬ 
ges from the system the morbid humors which 
retard its natural functions. It imparts vitality 
and elasticity to every organ of the Body. It 
corrects all derangements, howevertrivial, which 
are the first origin of Disease. It promotes the 
operations of the digestive organs. It improves 
the appetite and removes all disagreeable feeling 
after eating. It perfects digestion, rendering it 
natural and easy. It acts as a mild and effica¬ 
cious stomachic. It elevates the standard of all 
the vital forces. It strengthens the nervous 
fibres and diffuses a calm throughout the nervous 
system. It destroys all morbid conditions of the 
mind. It disperses dullness and languor. It 
promotes buoyancy of spirit and feeling. It 
banishes those clogs upon pleasure which pro¬ 
duce gloom. It drives away those distressing 
symptoms which rob us of happiness. It revives 
the physical energies by infusing new life and 
power into the system. It fortifies the system 
against the dangers of malaria, fluctuations of 
the temperature, changes in the climate, &c. In 
short, it prepares the system for the radical 
change to be wrought in its condition, and res¬ 
tores it to perfect health .and natural vigor. 


Come and see the new Chandeliers, 
Vases, Lamps, &c. 


Mexico, March 17,1874, 


/, xjaua vuiimir.. 
Grand Rapids, Mieh. 


P. R. L. PIERCE, 

Secretary, Land Department. 


SPECIAL NOTICE 


We Sell Sets of Crockery from $7 to $15 


For restoring to Gray Hair its 
natural Vitality and Color. 

a Ass and freshness of youth. Thin 
hair is thickened, falling liair checked, 
and baldness often, though not always, 
cured by its use. Nothing can restore 
tho hair where tho follicles are de¬ 
stroyed, or tho glands atrophied and 
decayed; but such as remain can be 
saved by this application, and stimu¬ 
lated into activity, so that a new 

xnr imnmg-uic-an rmm - a paaiy bc ui» 

ment, it will keep it clean and vigorous. 
Its occasional use will prevent the liair 
trorn turning gray or falling off, and 


IN NEBRASKA, 

Now for Sale Very Cheap, 

Ten Years Credit, Interest only 6 
per Cent. 


Dy spepsia ! Dyspepsia ! 

That hydra-headed disorder, with its sad De¬ 
pression of Spirits, Sick Headache, Sour Stom- 
ache, Scalding Eructations, Oppressive Fullness, 
Loss of Appetite, Wan, Wasted Appearance, 
and Nervous Debility, all indicating imperfect 
digestion and assimilation of food, and thereby 
lack of nutrition, so necessary to the support of 
thejbody, can be effectually cured by the use of 
HOOFLAFD’S GERMAN BITTERS, the 
favorite prescription of that eminent German 
physician, Christoph W. Hooflaud, of Langan- 
Salza, Germany, tne efficacy of which won for 
him many marks of distinction by the crowned 
heads and nobility of Europe. It tones the 
stomach to healthy action, regulates the bowels, 
arouses the topicl liver, promotes natural pespir- 
afcion, invigorates the nerves, and restores all the 
functions of Nature to vigorous health. The 
efficacy of this remedy is daily acknowledged by 
the happy subjects of its treatment, who now 
enjoy robust, glowing health. 

IIOOFLAND’S PODOPHYLLIN PILLS 
aye recommended when a purgative is required. 
They ojieratethoroughly, without griping. They 
n ’ VJ A |.t;-n;n;. ]>iU H extant. 


Warranting the goods to be No. 1 


|We sell no SECONDS or CRAZED WARE 


Send for “The Pioneer,” 

L handsome Illustrated paper, containing the 
Iomestead Law. A NEW NUMBER just 
iubli3hed. Mailed free to all parts of the world. 
Address, O. F. DAVIS, 

Land Commissioner U. P. R. R., 
Omaha, Neb. 


We intend our store to be one of the best in the County, and shall spare no pains 
to make it attractive to the ladies who wish to inspect our samples. 

L. B. COBB. J. J. COBB. 

Mexico, June 10, 1874. 34 


ache, Fain in tho Shoulders, Coughs, 
Tightness of the Chest, Dizziness, Sour 
Eructations of tho Stomach, Bad Taste 
in tho Mouth, Bilious Attacks, Palpita- 
tation of the Heart, Inflammation of the 
Lungs, Pain in the region of tho Kid¬ 
neys, and a hundred other painful symp¬ 
toms, are tho offsprings of Dyspepsia. 
One bottle will prove a better guarantee 
of its merits than a. lengthy advertise- 


CALDWELL’S 

Clough Cure 

FOR THE CURE OF 

COUGHS, COLDS, 

OOBStJMmoS, "fcSutis, 


The Iowa Loan and Trust Com¬ 
pany, Des Moinies, Iowa., 

invests money for Eastern lenders at ten per 
cent, interest, net., payable semi-annually at 

rect to lender,) forwarded on completion. New 
York and New England references and full in¬ 
formation sent on application. Samuel Merrill, 
(late Governor of Iowa,) Pres’t; Jam. B. Heart- 
well, Scc’y. Des Moines, Iowa. 


mvaa wm sraviA. ssvts 


menf. 


Theodore Tilton’-« complete statement, 
con taming grave chafe;.-s made under 
oath i.s now published. It contains 
many letters anil is far too long for our 
columns. Of it the Utica Herald says : 

“The freo-love theories so deftly woven 
into the statement in extenuation of Aas. 
Tilton’s guilt, and indirectly as excuse 
for Mr. Tilton, in continuing to recog¬ 
nize her as his wife, will not be accepted 
by the public. It may bo good of him 
to offer them in defense of the erring; 
it is silly to adduce them in his own jus¬ 
tification. And so, whether the state¬ 
ment is truth or fiction, Mr. Tilton is, to 
say the least, placed in an unfavorable 
light by his revelations. 

“Never were charges balder, or more 
threatening of disaster. How will Mr. 
Beecher meet them ? It must be remem¬ 
bered that he sought the investigation 
which has brought them out. His re¬ 
quest was not such as we would expect 
from a man conscious of the flood of 
condemnation he invited. That request 
gave strength to the confidence reposed 
in him by countless thousands. It was 
expected that Mr. Tilton would fail to 
make out a case, that Mr. Beecher would 
come forth bearing mark of humanity, 
doubtless, but not of unpardonable crim¬ 
inality. The charitable hopes and belief 
of the people aro not justified thus far. 
If Mr. Beecher cannot refute the case 
made against him, he stands condemned.” 

A Tribune reporter lias interviewed 
Mr. Cleaveland, who said Mrs. Tilton 
and Mr. Beecher are preparing a state¬ 
ment which will be submitted to tne 
committee to-day, and which will satis¬ 
factorily explain all correspondence be¬ 
tween them, and all other matters con- 


OwulllngB, TJItoto,' 


Goitre, bcrofulous Inflammations, Indolent 
Inflammations, Mercurial Affections, Old 
Sores, Eruptions of tho Skin, Sore Eyes, etc. 
In these, as in all other constitutional Dis¬ 
eases, 'Walker’s Vinegar Bitters have 
shown their great curative powers iu the 
most obstinate and intractable cases. 

For Inflammatory and Chronic 
Rheumatism, Gout, Bilious, Remit¬ 
tent and Intermittent Fevers, Diseases of 
the Blood, Liver, Kidneys and Bladder, 
these Bitters have no equal. Such Diseases 
are caused by Vitiated Blood. 

Mechanical Diseases. —Persons en¬ 
gaged in Paints and Minerals, such a$ 
Plumbers, Typo-setters, Gold-beaters, and 
Miners, as they advance in life, are subject 
to paralysis of tho Bowels. To guard 
against this, take a doso of Walker’s Vin¬ 
egar Bitters occasionally. 

For Skin Diseases, Eruptions, T.oL- 
tor, Salt-Rheum, Blotches, Spots, Pimples, 
Pustules, Boils, Carbuncles, Ring-worms, 
Scald-head, Sore Eyes, Erysipelas, Itoh, 
Scurfs, Discolorations of the Skin, Humors 
and Disoasos of tho Skin of whatever name 
or nature, are literally dug up and carried 
out of tho system in a short time by the use 
of these Bitters. 

Fin* Tape, and other Worms, 

lurking in the Bystem of so many thousand*,. 
are effectually destroyed and removed. No 
system of medicine, no vermifuges, no an- 
thelminitlcs will free the system from worms 
like these Bitters. 

For Female Complaints, in young 

or old, married or single, at tho dawn of wo¬ 
manhood, or the turn of life, these Tonio 
Bitters display so decided an influence that 


LATEST IMPROVED 

Horse Powers, 

Grain Threshing 

AND 

Wood Sawing Machines, 


PATENTED, 

Manufactured anil sold by 

A. W. GRAY & SONS ' 

MIDDLETOWN, VT. 

Parties who wish to purchase machines that 
have proved to be superior to all others, will do 
well to send _ for circular and descriptive price 
list, which will be forwarded upon application, 
free. 


STOVES 

Of all Kinds at 
EBOOK’S Hardware Store, 


WE DO NOT BOAST WHEN SAYING 


Mexico, N. Y„ Manufacturer of 

DOORS, 


CALDWELL’S 

Magnetic Chloroloid! 


If you wish to buy a THIIEH1NG MA 
CHINK, or HORSE ROWER, 0 r a PORTA- 
UtiE ENGINE, which are specialties with us, 
send for circular and price list. 

H. & E. M. BIRDSALL, Penn Yan, 

Yates Co., N. Y. 


The largest and best assortment ever in 
the Town of Mexico for 


(Late S. A. TULLER,) Mexico. 

I have on hand a large stock of Stoves 
which I am selling as cheap as the 
cheapest. Call and see them. 

C. F. BROOKS. 

Mexico, July 22, 1874. 38 


UtlOll VV AULiO business for your 
leisure hours or your 

OUTFIT FEEL or traveling, young 

or old of either sex. A splendid and complete out¬ 
fit sent free to those who will act as our agents. 
No capital required. Wo must have agents in 
every town. Write at once and secure the 
agency. Address Alden, Hall & Co., 6 N. 
Howard St., Baltimore, Md. 


Rheumatism, Colic, 
Earache, Cramps, ( 
lores, Concui 


Neuralgia, Toothache, 
lpmg, Sprains, Bruises, 
on, Burns, 


Six years oltl, will stand for the improve¬ 
ment of dairy stock H miles south of 
the village of Mexico. 

Terms—$3.00. 

Geo. T. Wheeler, 

36-3 Mexico, N. Y. 

ORTGAGE SALE.—Whereas default has been made 
in the payment of the sum of money secured by 
each of the following described mortgages, the first 
dated October 10, 1870, and executed by Franklin F 
Rowell and Margaret, his wife, of Albion, N. Y to 
Thomas Brownell, of Williamstown, N. Y., and’the 
second mortgage dated Nov. 28, 1871, executed by Ed¬ 
ward Roed, and his wife, to James Reed, 

which mortgages, with the power of sale 
contained therein, were recorded fn Oswego County 
Clerk a office, the first above mentioned on tlie 20th day 
of November, 1870, at 10 o’clock a. in., in Liber No. 
89 of mortgages, at page 95 and examined, and the 
second above named ou tho 4th day of December 
1871, at 9 o clock, a. ni., in Liber 93, pasre 148* 
And whereas, tho amount claimed to be due at. th« 


Scalds, Si 

Cholera Morbus, 

SUHSTROKE, 

CHILBLAINS, CORNS, 

Aad Pains of all Kinds. 

~CALDWELL ; S~ 


Bitters _ _ 

improvement Is soou perceptible. 

Cleans© the Vitiated Blood when¬ 
ever you find its impurities bursting through 
the skin in Pimples, Eruptions, or Sore*: 
cleanse it When you find it obstructed and 
riuggish in tho veins; cleanse it when it is 
fopl; your feelings will tell you when. Keep 
the blood pure, and tho health of tho system 
will follow. 

R. H. MCDONALD & CO., 

Druggists and Gen. Agts., San Francisco, California. 
4,1 » 00 k»°I Washington and Charlton Sts., N\Y. 

Sold by all Druggist* and Dealers. 


1874 Spring & Summer. 1874 

MEW GOODs, 

Just received, which wo are selling at 

Panic Prices. 

Cottons are Down, 


Door Frames, Window Frames, Store 


Wonderful Cures 


Fronts, &c., &c., on hand and made to 


BY THE USE OF 

MIDDLETOWN SPRING WATER, 

History, reputation and certificatesjof cures sent 
free, on application. > address 

. MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS CO.,” 1 

Middletown, Rutland Co., Vt. 


order with dispatch. 


ATTENTION! 


“Tired Nature’s Sweet Restorer, 
Balmy Sleep.”— But there are times 
when this “Renewer of Strength” is de¬ 
nied us, times when our minds and bod¬ 
ies have been so overworked and are so 
worn out that we “woo the drowsy god 
in vain.” The Peruvian Syrup (an Iron 
Tonic) renews our strength and makes 
our rest sweet and refreshing. 


WATERS’ Concerto ORGANS 

are the most beautiful i n style and perfect in 

tone ever made. The CONCERTO STOP 
is the b est ever placed In any Organ. It is 
produced by an extra set of reeds, peculiarly 
voiced, the EFFECT 0 f which is MOST 
CHARMING and SOCL.-STIRRING, while 
its IMITATION of Ihe HUMAN VOICE is 
SUPERB. Trmms Liberal. 

WATERS’ Philharmonic, Vesper 
and Orchestral ORGANS 

in unirue french CASES, are among the 
best made, and combine PURITY of VO!C_ 


Assortment complete and made to 


I hrougli the. Independent I would inform the 
citizens of Mexico and surrounding country, that 
I have now 

Pilled up my Store with 
a Large Stock of 

CHOICE GROCERIES, 

Which I am prepared to 

SELL VERY CHEAP. 

Knowim/Lhat a nimble sixpence is better than.» 
slow slmling, I have decided to sell on the cash 
principle. 


FOR BEAUTIFYING THE 


order with promptness. Sash painted 


date of tho first publication of this notice on 
the mortgage first above named, is the sum of 34093.88. 
and on tho second one, the sum of $584.58, which 
sums arc all that remain unpaid on said mortga ges re- 
spectively, and whereas, said mortgages have been dulv 

assigned in Timnt.hv W Kkimmr . n. _ i % 


REMOVING 

Freckles, Eruptions, 

SUNBURN, • 

Roughness and Tan. 

If the face is disfigured with 

Blotches, Pustules, Freckles, 

TAN, SUNBURN, <fc c . 

. T he ■C'ily Balm will speedily remove the blem- 


aforesaul, or any part thereof. Now, therefore, notice 
is hereby given that by virtue of the power of sale con¬ 
tained in eacli of said mortgages, and duly recorded as 
aforesaid, and in pursuance of the statute in such case 
made and provided, the said mortgages will bo forc- 
eloseil by a sale of the premises described in the same 
at public auction, at the law office of Skinner & Wright’ 
in Mexico Oswego county, N. Y., on the 24th day of 
October, 1874, at 1 o clock in the afternoon of that day 
The said premises are described in each of said mort¬ 
gages substantially as follows, to wit • 

AU that certain piece or parcel of laiul situate in the 
townof WiHiamstowii, aforesaid, being part of theeast- 
t n, ', a , of o1 j No - 17 ?’ townajup No. 5, Scriba’s patent, 
m foltoro, ▼!* : Beginning at the north-west 

inTthenL oii^^llL^H^ f“ d lo . t U ! >> *nd run- 


Ilaving added a new Blind Slat Ton 
on Machine to my works, I am now 
enabled to fill orders for 25 to 30 cents 
per foot. Door Blinds, Inside Shutters, 
&c., &c., made to order on the most rea¬ 
sonable terms. 


IJsSFThe relaxing power of Johnson’s 
Anodyne Liniment is truly wonderful. 
Gases are already numerous where bent 
and stiffened limbs have been limbered 
and straightened by it. When used for 
this purpose, the part should be washed 
and rubbed thoroughly. Apply the 
liniment cold, and rub it in with hand. 

A crowd of “Horse Men,” and others 
daily throng the stores in country and 
town for Sheridan's Cavalry Condition 
Powders. They understand that horses 
cannot be kept in good condition without 
them, and with them can be on a much 
less quantity of grain. 


A fine assortment of 

Prints, Ginghams, Alpacas 

Mourning Goods, Shawls, Lisle and Kid 
Gloves, Fringe, leal Giupure Edges, 
Hamburg Embroidery, and a good assort¬ 
ment of Yankee Notions. 


shall SELL for GASH ONLY, 
and will NOT be UNDERSOLD 
by anyone in town. 


With t.ie best and most complete as¬ 
sortment of kinds, 1 am enabled to give 
better satisfaction than any one in the 
country. 


An elegant stock of 

Spring Cassimeres, 

and injfact a full assoi’tment of all kinds 
of goods adapted to men’s and boy’s 
wear. Also a full stock of 


I pay the highest market price for 

Butter, Eggs and Produce. 

Also the highest price paid for 

Slaughter Hides, Veal Skins, Dea¬ 
con Skins and Sheep Pelts. 

MEAT MARKET. 

I also keep on hand a fine supply of aU kinds of 

MEATS, FISH & OYSTERS, 

M liich I shall sell at low prices. 


it is utterly impossible to detect in the beauty it 
confers, the result of an artificial agent ; the 
fh C p f n and he ‘? lt t' llk , e tin 8 e which it develops on 
the face, neck, hands and arms is unsurpassed 
by any other toilet article ever offered to the pub- 

FULL DIRECTIONS ON THE 
THE LABEL OF EACH 
BOTTLE. 

W. 0. CALDWELL, 

Proprietor and Man.tfuciurer, 

Medina, N. Y. 

For sale by 

JOHN” O. TAYLOR, 

De»Ierin Drags, Paints, Oils, Dre Stulls, Sc. 
27-y Main Street MEXICO, N. Y. 


per day at home. Termsfrei 
Address, Geo. Stinson & Co. 


Sra IS OFTEN THE RESULT-of phya- 
cal ill-health and feeble stomachs. Dur¬ 
ing one-third of our time the process of 
digestion continues. To be dyspeptic is 
to be miserable j dyspepsia is the founda¬ 
tion of fevers and all diseases of the 
Hood, liver, skin and kidneys. Dyspep¬ 
sia yields to the virtues of the vegetable 
ingredients in that great purifier of the 
blood and restorer of health, Dr. Walk¬ 
er s Vinegar Bitters. 37-4 


Portland, Me. 


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shortest notice. 


a Specialty, and can give you a job in 
that line, and guarantee fits. Give us a 
call before purchasing, and we will prove 
our words true. 

STONE, ROBINSON & CO 
Mexico, May 20,1874. 


Of every description done with dis¬ 
patch, with prices to suit the times and 
_ to please all. 

All kinds of Job Printing neatly done at this Office 


Those beautiful parasols at 
, Becker Bros, 


And I would say to all persons having account* 
at my store, if they are not settled within ten- 
days they will be left for collection. 

T. J. TEMPLE. 

Mexico, Feb. 23d, 1874. 




































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Future, from « 


oj view. 

_ 

M*. Editor :—With your permission 
we would like through the columns of 
the Indkpkn dent to express our send 
menu upon the above subject. We have 
no “ax to grind,” and therefore wish to 
•peak plainly, and without f ar or favor. 

It is not the object of this article to 
dive deeply into the past history of our 
town or village, that history perhaps 
being as well understood by the majority 
of your readers as by the writer. There¬ 
for* we shall confine ourselves to the 
present and future, with but a passing 
fiance at the past history of Mexico. 

Our locutioa is healthful and beautiful. 
Nestled among the hills of a section of 
country, rich in agricultural resources, 
populous with a class of people of super¬ 
ior intelligence, generally wealthy and 
benevolent, and with very little foreign 
element intermingled, wo are certainly 
fortunate in our surroundings. Nature 
has provided us with water power suffi¬ 
cient, if utilised, to make our protecting 
hills echo with the clang of the hammer, 
and our quiet valley to resound with the 
hum of busy spindles. 

Twenty threw years agoMexico becamo 
an incorporated village, -without side¬ 
walks even on her main streets, without 
mean* of extinguishing fire, with poor, 
dimly-lighted, low-roofed wooden build¬ 
ings for stores and shops, with a dilapi¬ 
dated plank road and two or threo coaches 

ft day to connect with the outside world. 
But tho newly elected “City Fathers” 
entered upon the flhjiep of their office 
with that vigor which is a characteristic 
pf the managers of new enterprises. 
Jk»4 noon, not only sidewalks of an ac- 
aomauxlftting width made their appear¬ 
ance upon the principal streets, but other 
•nd greater things wc^e accomplished. 
A lot was purchased, an engine house 
built —mn engine, hoee, hook and ladder 

outfit obtained, and an effective lire 

brigade organized. Old utreets were 

pawed and new ones surveyed and loca¬ 
ted, and many of the beautiful trees, 
whose cooling slmdo refreshes us to-day, 
were planted. Thus since 1851 matters 
h»ve progressed. Step hy step, little by 
little, tho spirit of improvement has 
manifested itself. Twenty years ago tho 
traveler who passed up M ain street would 
have “turned up his nose iu disgust,” as 
he jolted along oyev the half rotten plank- 
raed, at. the appearance of theplaee,-where 
pxlay be might lufTnlre on either band a 
fuW of poatly p#d substantially built 
jftorea and offices. 

Steam and tho “iron horse,” too, have 
•omo to our relief, and are bringing us 
daily double the number of peoplo, double 
the amount of wheat, corn, flour, feed 
and merchandise, and carrying awuy 
double tho ftiRoput; of butter, cheese, 
hay, hops gud potatoes, that all the 
ooaches and teams of those palmy, planky 
days could possibly have moved. 

Our villago stands to-day, without 
doubt, one of the most beautiful and de¬ 
sirable within the limits of the Empire 
flt&to, as a place of residence. It has 
dXcelltut b< iionln, mid tasty, roomy and 
convenient church edifices, Its hotels 
are pleasantly located and exceedingly 
well-kept. Its thickly shaded streets iu- 
vito to lengthy rambles within its bor¬ 
ders ; and. for those who object to being 
ea to such limits, a drive of from 
miles, by as nmnv dittWam. 


for the surplus productsof farm, garden and 
dairy, and a consultation of the shipping 
books of our wsrthy Station Agent will 
convince tho most skeptical that very 
little of those surplus products go con¬ 
trary to nature. In fact, it is generally 
conceded among farmers and dairymen 
that big ig a better market than either 
Oswego or Syracuse. Better from the 
fact that their sales net them more mon¬ 
ey and that our dealers are always ready 
to buy. 

Thus far all is well. With this im¬ 
portant factor, our merchants ought to be 
doing a thriving business. The farmer 
who gets cash for his hay, hops, butter 
and cheese in Mexico ought not to feel 
compelled to go to Oswego or Syracuse 
to purchase provisions and clothing, or 
to feel that by so doing he can save 
enough to pay for his time and expenses. 

“Why is this V Let us see if we can 
not discover why our merchants, with 
cheaper rents, cheaper lights, cheaperfuel 

andchea. per help,cannot compete withtheir 

brother tradesmen of the city, with their 
high rents, gas and water bills, and gen¬ 
eral extravagance. 

A stroll about town and a peep into 
some of our business places may help us 
to solve this knotty problem. Here is a 
store purporting to sell groceries and 
provisions. Stepping in, we find, in ad¬ 
dition to the above, boots and shoes, 
drugs and medicines, yankee notions, 
confectionery, glass ware, wooden ware, 
tkc., &c. The clerk (there is but one 
present when we make the visit) is en¬ 
gaged in putting up pork, or lard or cod¬ 
fish, or kerosene, or some other equally 
necessary but not over-nice-to-iiaiidle 
commodity, for the maintainance of bone 
and muscle, when there enters a trio of 
young ladies. Of course they do not 
come for any of the vulgar things above 
named, Faugh ! they never bother their 
heads with such tbipgs, A pair of 
gaiters, a spool of thread, or a crochet 
needle, is common enough for them. Our 
clerk is not in the most enviable of situ¬ 
ations. The ladies are in haste, surely, 
but lie must needs apply soap and water 

to liis digits to remove the odor of fra-1 

grant fish or offensive oil. Poor fellow ! 

think of the situation he is in, and then 

ask the proprietor why he does not put 
in dry goods. Another firm handles dry 

goods, boots and shoes, hats, caps, ready¬ 
made clothing, lai]jes and gents furnish- I 
* u g goods, yanlcee notions, sejyjng ma¬ 
chines, wall paper, window shades, and 
“many other articles too numerous to 
mention.” 

We might multiply such examples 
until we had enumerated half the firms 
in town, and filled up three or four is¬ 
sues of tho Independent; but these, we 
think, will be sufficient for our purpose. 
Wo merely wi|fc to show that by thus 
mixing stoolc, no merchant can carry so 
full a line of any class of goods ; lie can 
not buy as cheaply, or put them before the 
public rs attractively, as his neighbor of 
the city, who confines himself strictly to 
his line. 

Here, then, according to our idea of 
the eterim) fitness of things, is one of the 
sources of our trouble. There are, for 
instanoo, $10,000 worth of dry goods, 
$10,000 worth of boots and shoes, $10,- 
000 worth of groceries, to be sold. The 
trade is to be divided between three 
firms or individuals. We submit to the 
merchants themselves whether it would 
not be pleasanter and move profitable 
for each of the three firms or individuals 
pnfine him or themselves to one lino of 
3a. We submit to any business man 


The Lost Children; 

A Play represented entirely by children 
will be given in Mayo’s Hall, on Satur¬ 
day afternoon and Monday evening the 
25th and 27th of this month. 

The afternoon entertainment is given 
more particularly for the children of the 
village and vicinity. 

^Teachers and parents, give the little 
ones a treat on Saturday afternoon. 

And now to you, dear patrons, 

Old, young, the girls, the boys, 

Our play will tell its story, 

Its sorrows and its joys, 

And when returning home, 

You gather hand in hand, 

May no “Lest Child be missing 
From your household band,” 

—Opening Chorus. 

Admission, 25 cents. Children, 15. 


Real Estate Sales. 

Helen M. Border to Avery M. Bar¬ 
ker, 1 acre in New Haven. $650. June, 
1874. 

Schuyler M. Barker to Amos B. 
Wright, 16 J acres in New Haven, $660. 
July, 1872. 

Avery M. Barker to John Borden, 1 
acre in New Haven, $650. July, 1874. 

Mary A. Merchant to Wesley A. Ar¬ 
nold, 40 acres in West Monroe, $1,600. 
Sept., 1871. 

Luke D. Smith to Katherine Fellows, 
224 aores in Hastings, $500, June, 
1874. 

Adolphus Fellows to Luke D. Smith, 
224 acres in Hastings, $500. June. 

1874. , . L 

Joseph N. Colling to Harriet O. Todd, 
100 acres in Palermo, $7,000. June, 
1874. 

Joseph Patten to William Penfield, lot 
in Mexico, $30. March, 1874. 

James David et. al. to Lewis David, 
27 48-100 acres in Parish, $800. June, 
1874. 

J&meB David et. al. to Lewis David, 
54 96-100 aores in Parish, $1,900. June, 
1874. 

Daniel D. Landrus to Elijah Davis, 
95 acres in Palermo, $4,500. July, 

1872. 

Wm. W. Smith to Anderson Taylor, 
part of lot No. 30 in Palermo, $1,500 
Jan. 1874. 

Anderson Taylor to Ann Smith, part 
of lot No. 30 in Palermo, $1,500. Jan. 
Sept., 1874. 

Wm. N. Collins to Anna D. Collins, I 
46 118-100 acres in Paleimo, $1,847. 1 
1860. J 

Thomas L. Church to Lucy M. Allen, 
parcel of land in Hastings. $7,000. j 
Feb., 1874. 


C. F. Brooks, at S. A. Tuller’s 
old stand, keeps on hand a large stock 
Hardware, Agricultural and Mechanical 
Implements, <fcc. 38-tf 

Firemen’s State Convention. —The 
Firemen’s Association of the State of 
New York has called the Firemen’s State 
Convention, to meet in Oswego on the 
18th of August, 1874i The Convention 
will continue several days, and tho Fire 
Departmentof Oswego has already taken 
steps to provide for the occasion, by ap¬ 
pointing a Committee to get up a Parade, 
Tournament, Ball, etc., while the Con¬ 
vention is in session. 




Til© Convention embraces delegates 
from every organization in the State, 

and if there is a full attendance it will 

number ,nvnr 


_ AB.7 WhIppI* 


WAtew and refreshing bre./o soon di" ’ 

pel all traces of care from the counte¬ 
nances of the “weary plodder through 
this vale of teurs” 

Then we have a very beautiful ceme¬ 
tery, whioh will, with the new a<MHion 
pow being surveyed and adorned, , 

of the most complete and inviting in 
this section of tho State. This cemetery, 
bowejrer, especially the addition is not a 
very inviting topie with cej’tuin .superan- 
nuatqd citizens to whom wo shall have 
.(jccasion to allude hereafter. 

j6u x preachers, teachers lawyers and 
,doctors are all of the I*est “sort and con¬ 
dition of men.” Now with nil these ad¬ 
vantages, and many unenumerated, the 
cueution arises, why is there not a more 

W4>0wlh * . , ' • ‘ 


and whether he could not sell more goods 

and give better satisfaction by this plan 
than by the one now pursued- 

Merchants of Mexico, is not the prac¬ 
tice of mixing stock to the extent above 
enumerated, in a town of this size, a lit¬ 
tle obsolete ? 

Of course we cannot dictate such 
things, and would not if we could ; but 
we can, through the kindness of our ed¬ 
itorial friend, expross our views of the 
situation and offer these suggestions. 
Gentlerpei), they are at ypur servioe, 
“without money and without price”; 
tako them and do with them as Beemeth 
good unto yon. Sassacuss. 

For Stoves go to Brooks’. 


tlm stjit.' y in our 

town, and see if we cannot there discern 
lome of the fruitful sources of our slow 
development. 

Society may be compared to an army, 
•art ‘taauip yarns” here as in army cx- 
jjerience, rpay have some weight. We 
are in the midst of a hard fought battle, 
perhaps at the very gates of victory. 
Home coward sots up the pry that the 
battle is going against us. The rumor 
spreads like wiUl-fire. The line, which 
a moment ago, was inarching with un¬ 
daunted courage upon the enemy, begins 
to waver. The enemy, ever on the alert, 
discerns the weak point and, massing liis 
forces, rushes with renewed courngo to 
the onset. Brave men soe that to breast 
the storm longer is madness and thus the 
almost victory is changed to defeat -all 
through some coward’s croaking. 

Now we have in our midst croakers. 
To say mean, contemptible^ cowardly 
croakers, would, perhaps, be putting it 
in rather a strong light; however, Mr. 
Editor, with your permission, we will 
venture all those adjectives and more, 
if necessary, for tho good of the cause. 

ypu will see them on warm spring 
dayM occupying seats in front of places of 
Iciness, where tho gonial mys of tho ap¬ 
proaching sun strike most directly. You 
wijl see them as tho Heason advances and 
the quiok-silver vises occupying more ! 
shadtMl, but not loss public places, with 
the same woo-bo-gono countenances and 
the same dismal tales for tho edification 
of both ^Tew and Gentile, Later still, 
when the blasts of autumn and winter 
make the warm tire in tho grate a thing 
of beauty, and ono to be thankful for, 
tho croak or brigade gather around and 
any ono of its memliers. will tell you, 
with a sigh akin ton. groan, ns ho warms 
his Rluggish blood by the genial fire, of 
the sad fate of our “onoe thriving and 
beautiful village. They will tell you tho 
town has reached tho zenith of its glory. 
That it is “high twelve,” and henceforth 
we are to declino even as the sun declin- 
etli until night closes in upon us, and the 
darkness of desolation reigns in our 
•teecfcs. Shall wo listen to such assertions 
as these 1 Can wo who lmvo pleasant 
homes among these shaded avenues, and 
occupation for our heads or hands along 
these busy streets, tako any stock in 
such bosh f No! deeidodly. Located 
in the midst, of an old and richly productive 
tract of country, Mexico is the natural mart 


Lavs of Business 

fiV TUKOPUILUg PARSONS, L. L. D. 

Mr. E, O. Paine, son of Rev. Mr. 
Paine, of Prattville, is aunvassing the 
town for this excellent work. The de¬ 
sign of its author is to enable those who 
use it to conduct their own business af¬ 
fairs with ease, safety and certainty. In 
speaking of it he says : 

“If there are those who aro preparing 
for a life of business, or are now engaged 
in it, who will study this volume, in 
course,—dwelling on what seems most 
important, apd examining with care 
what seems obscure,:—I venfcjjyp t° Jiope 
that they will find the work so arranged, 
and the meaning so expressed, that what 
comes before explains what follows, and 
every part of it will be intelligible. At 
the same time, I have labored to make 
every thing plain by itself, as far as that 
was possible, tliat it might not disappoint 
those who, without reading it in course, 
look into it for an answer to questions 
| as they arise. And for such persons I 
j havo endeavored to have the Index of 
Subjects (at tho end of the book) exceed¬ 
ingly full and minute.” 

We have had this work in our pos¬ 
session for some years and find it to bo all 
that it claims. 


u j' Tho editor of the Mexico Independent is 
luxuriating in a “hay window” to his house. 
He seems to be rapidly putting on the airs of 
those hateful “bloated bondholders .”—Fulton 


Wo don’t hold a single bond, brother, 
and never expect to. While in this life 
wo intend to make the most of it, and 
use what wo have for the enjoyment of 
ourselves and friends. And what’s the 
use of hoarding money as you and the 
other editors of the county are doing 1 
Come out and see us and we’ll have a 
chat in that bay window. 

The editor of the Mexico Independent as¬ 
sumes that the law making newspapers free of 
postage iu the county where published, is already 
operative, and is advising Ids patrons according¬ 
ly. Y? e think he will find on investigation!that 
law does not tako effect until next January.—‘ 
Fulton Time*. 

Bro. Williams will have learned by 
this time that we were correct in our 
opinion and consequent action. Of 
course we were posted, having juBt re¬ 
turned from Washington. 

<2T If you don’t believe in advertis¬ 
ing, just insert a line in the paper that 
you won’t pay your wife’s debts. See 
whether it is read. 


Meteorology. 

Not having furnished you with a 
weather note” for something more than 
two months I must go over retrospect¬ 
ively with tho month of May. All ap¬ 
prehensions of a dry summer from the 
lack of ram m May were dispelled by 
tho abundant rain fall of June 

The month of May gave us 1.8 inches 
of ram The total in June was 4.8 
inches. The greatest amount of rain that 

an - n , Une . d llr i n g the past 15 years was 
8.8 inches, m 1865. 

The average temperature of June, at 
7 a. m, was 63°, a t 2 p. m ., 69.9°, and 
at J P- m 60.5°. Lowest 49°, on the 
l8 m, Hl 8 hest » 89°, on the 28tli. 

I he mean temperature for the past 21 
yearn was as follows : 


• 1 ‘ o4 

No killing frost in June. Frost oc- 

5e^ d iS/ Une ’ in 1862 > 1864,1866-, 
1868, 1869, 1871, and in 1872. 

The most prevailing winds were from 
the West. E. B. Bartlett, 

Palermo, July, 1874. 

To the Public. 

lho undersigned is prepared to carry 
passengers to Union Square and return. 
I leave the Hotels in Mexico at 8:40 a. 
m., and 5:00 p. m., each day, Sundays 
excepted. I ajsocarrs packages and light 

freight. Orders loft, of Olfliav +1 \a TTa 


gallant and lively boys will be sure to 
give them a warm reception, and “stay 
late” with them after they come.— Osw. 

parissT 

We have very unsettled weather. The 
prospects are not very flattering for fruit. 
Apples are falling off the trees. 

Leander David is putting up a plaster 
and lime house near the depot. 

Editor Northrop, and wife, of the 
“Mirror,” aro rejoicing that a little girl 
has reoently taken up hep permanent 
abode in their family. 

Mrs. M. J. Barrett is now supplying 
our people with bread, cakes, &c. Mrs. 
B. is determined that we shall have 
something good to eat. Her room is in 
the front part of her husband’s shoe shop. 

Since Mr. Moak has become Superin¬ 
tendent of the S. N. HR., the road is go¬ 
ing through a thorough repair. New 
ties and rails are supplying the place of 
old ones. There is also a gravel train 
on the road. 

Last Saturday and Sunday the Meth¬ 
odist Episeopals held a quarterly meeting 
at our place. 

Warren Bliss died July 15, aged 71 
years. He was a soldier in the 1848 war 
under Ool. Robinson. 

Odd. 

Parish, July 20, 1874. 

▲ fttrango Story. 

Several weeks since a man called at 
Mr. Wyman’s house in Orwell and asked 
for refreshment. 'He said his name was 
John Gorilt, of Montreal, and statod he 
had been hunting in the moat remote re¬ 
cesses of the North Woods. One day 
while looking for game ho discovered 
the skeleton of a bear by the aide of a 
log. The decaying flesh still clung to 
the bones and an old rusty knife was 
sticking into one of tho ribs. Directly 
on the opposite side he found the skele¬ 
ton of a man. The clothes ho wore were 
in tatters, his rifle was upon the ground 
near by together with a powder horn 
nearly empty. In his pockets were found 
a few bullets aud a letter. This was so 
badly stained and tom that only a small 
portion of it was legible. 

The rifle and letter Wyman saw as 
they were in the possession of Gorilt. 
The fornpor was entirely valueless, being 
badly rusted, and the lock would not 
work. The legible portion of the letter 
seemed to indicate it to be one the de¬ 
ceased had written to his parents, ask¬ 
ing that more ammunition be sent to 
him at Lorraino Huddle. The name 
could not be found. The appearance of 
tho two skeletons indicated that there 
had been a fearful struggle between the 
hunter and his brute antagonist, which 
resulted in the death of both .—Pulaski 
Democrat. 

jgp Mowing Machine Sections of all 
kinds, and all parts of the Eureka mow¬ 
ing machine kept for sale, 

At Brooks’. 


\ , - , - J UUU lli-m - 

freight. Orders left at either of the Ho¬ 
tels, or at Huntington’s Drug Store, will 
receive prompt attention. 

Mexico, July 22,1874. R. J. Green. 

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Union Square. 

The cottage services conducted in the 
Episcopal form by the Rev. Mr. Hall, of 
Mexico, and held at the hotel of J. B, 

Da vis,aro interesting and instructive, and 

8u SS eB t a few thoughts for consideration. 

1st, tho place; a hotel. It may seem 
stiailge to those who are accustomed to 
associate with the name hotel, profanity, 
drunkenness, gambling and everything 
else that is bad. But it is otherwise with 
those who regard a hotel as a comforta¬ 
bly quiet home for the weary traveler. 
And if our hotels are not such, it is be¬ 
cause the better class of people shun 
them and allow the bad element to con¬ 
trol them. 

Let the elevating, yo3,sacred, influences 
such as are connected with the services of 
Mr Hall be held in our hotels, and they 
would be the better for it. 

Let the business men of Mexico villago 

spend some of their leisure tinie at the hotels 
of the village, not to compromise themselves 
but to cheer and assist tho keepers of our 
public houses in well-doing,and there will 
be less cause of complaint than there 
now is. Let our hotels bo patronized in 
a virtuous way by the virtuous and wise, 
and tho vicious will retire from them, 
aud the men who cater -to tho public 
will be glad of the exohange, 

2d, Tho manner of service. Though 
we are* not Episcopal, and are not con¬ 
fined to their forniB in our worship, yet 
there is a sublimity,a richness,and sweet- 

■ i ' ^ 1 ‘"‘■ i ‘ j| 

flow. 

Mr. 


- -- -— ^ *** 

not speak of their accurate time or har¬ 
mony,as it was first-rate. But we asked 
ourselves the question, will those sweet 
voices ever be heard in blaspheming or 
the low ribald songs of the low grogcry. 
We hope not. 

4th, The administration of the rite of 
baptism by sprinkling of the two young¬ 
est children of Mr. aud Mrs. Davis. Of 
course we could not see how those little 
ones could believe and exercise faith in 
Jesus Christ, and are not a believer in 
infant sprinkling, but we could see an 
appropriateness in the father and mother 
to thus publicly and solemnly promise to 
bring up those children in tho nurture 
and admonition of the Lord, and do 
heartily wish that every parent in the 
land would make and koep such a vow. 

H. 


Camping Out. 

Y e learn that the boys who camped 
out two or three days at Mexico Point 
wuth Rev. Mr. Hall, had varied experi¬ 
ences. Of course it was most delightful 
to go and they had agrand time, perhaps 
all the grander now for the things that, 
not quite so relishable then, made heroes 
of them. 

They pitched their tent, adorned it 
with green boughs, &c., being detailed in 
squads for each branch of the service, 
and working and marching under mili¬ 
tary rule. But on the first night the 
musquitos were so musical ancl fond of 
y oung blood that the boys found no sleep 
till alter midnight, and they were awake 
about four o’clock in the morning. Then 
some of them went fishing and had won- 
derful suceess. Wo suppose the sports 
o. “ llat day made them forget the hard 
night—-they had plenty to do, plenty to 
cat, and saw their friends. 

But another night came on. How 
imich they slept we aro not informed, 
but the noise of the waves was loud, for 
the wind, blowing hard, had made them 
tumultous. By and by gvor went their 
tent, and a scene of indescribable con- 
lu3ion ensued. The little fellows had to 
extricate themselves, or be extricated, as 
best they could, their clothing was miss- 
ing, and some had to go without it to 
the house, and some thought they should 
never see home again. They returned 
next day, and we imagine those boys 
j vI10w wbafc home is, what the care of 
mother and a good bed at night are, bet¬ 
ter than they ever did before. 

Rev. Mr. Hail does his utmost to 
promote the happiness aud welfare of 
the children. 


Azl Interesting Oocasion. 

On Sunday last we had the pleasure of 
attending the monthly meeting of the 
Scriba Sunday School Union, which was 
held in the Lansing M. E. Church. Not¬ 
withstanding the intense heat, there was 

large attendance—the edifice being 
ci-owded. Before the Union exercises 
some time was spent on the day’s lesson 
by the school at Lansing, which is super¬ 
intended by Mr. II. L. Hart, who is deeply 
interested in the Sunday School cause, 

and muoh boloved by both teachers and 
I pupils. The school is, judging from what 
wo saw and heard, one of the best-con¬ 
ducted in tho county. 

At p. m., the exercises of the Town 
Union commenced. After ringing and 
prayer, tho members of the different 
schools present, united in one class (led 
by the President of the Union, Mr. S. 
Rhodes) studied for a brief period the 
International Lesson for the day. This 
exercise was one of much interest, and 
both the conductor and class showed 
that they they had studied the lesson 
before tho hour of assembling. At 
the close of tho lesson addresses were 
delivered hy Rev. Mr. George and one 
or two other gentlemen. Mr. George’s 
address was very apposite and instructi ve, 
and was listened to with much interest. 
The addresses were interspersed with 
some very flue singing by the choir and 
the children, which greatly added to the 
pleasure of tho occasion. 
t Such meetings as the ono abovo men¬ 
tioned cannot fail to be beneficial to the 

, Mr b! hr Mrs for its 

ri* t Ipgpptiaryj— They are men wiiQ&e 
in the good work, and we trust 

their efforts will be cordially seconded hy 
every Church and Sunday School in 
Scriba. 

Before closing this notioe, wo will say 
a word in praise of the enterprise and 
liberality of the good people of Lansing. 
Their church (very recently erected) and 
their school-house would do credit to any 
rural district in the land. The citizens 
of Lansing are evidently a liberal and 
progressive people, and wo trust their 
example will be followed by many other 
communities. It pays to lmvo good 
school-houses and "oqd eburuhea, 


BRIEFS. 


We aro promised an extraor. 
dinary peach crop this fall. 


Ice Cream.—M rs. J. N. F. Hall is 
prepared to furnish ice cream for fes¬ 
tivals, picnic parties, or home use. As is 
well Ifnown, this article prepared by her 
is of superior quality, and none need 
hesitate to avail themselves of her skill. 


We would call the attention of 
our readers to the advertisement of Hor¬ 
ace Waters & Son, headed, “Wators’ 
“Concerto Parlor Organs,” and for a de¬ 
scription of them wo can't do hotter than 
to copy the following^ 

“The Waters’ Conceiito Parlor 
Organs.—W o are glad to chronicle any 
new thing, or any improvement upon an 
old one, that tends to popularize music 
by rendering its study either easier or 
moro attractive. Lately our attention 
lias been called to a new patented stop 
added to the Waters’ Reed Organ, called 
the Concerto Stop. It is so voiced as 
to have atone like a full, rich alto voice; 
it is especially ‘human,’ in its tone. It is 
powerful as well as sweet, and when we 
heard it, wo were in doubt whether we 
liked it best in Solo, or with Full Organ. 
We regard this as a valuable addition to 
tho Reed Organ .—Rural New Yorker. 

Cobh Bros- 

Thank tho public for their increasing 
Patronage and Trade. We desire to do 
our businesson the plan of quicksales and 
small profits, holding to the notion that 
Cash buys everything cheap, while Credit 
moves slow and holds goods high, and we 
say, in brief, that try us is all wo ask. 
-o- 

Crackei-s of all kinds at Cobb 
Bros., Soda, Cream, Oyster, Wafer, Bos¬ 
ton, Graham, Ginger Snaps, &c. 

m' Oatmeal for Invalids, Pino Ap¬ 
ples and Cocoanuts and all Goods for tho 
Season. 

omember the $1.00 Jap: Tea 
and our guarantee. Oobb Bros. 

g^TSugars and beuls Layer and Mus¬ 
catel Raisins at Wholesale prices at 

Cobb Bros. 

m” We are not selling adulterated 
goods at any price. See the Ginger, Pep¬ 
per, Tartar, Tea, ike., and Tell us if you 
saw this advertisement in the Mexico 
Independent. - Cobb Bros. 

Pure Coflees, ground and prepar* 
ed in the New Patent Knife Coffee Mill. 
Notice its work at Cobb Bros. 37 

Notice.—A ll having unsettled ac¬ 
counts with the undersigned will please 
call at the store reeontly occupied by 
me, and settle tho same within fifteen 
days from tho date of this notice and 
save cost. 

E. H. Wadsworth. 

Mexioo, July 9th, 1874. 


Brooks keep.s on hand Sash, 
Doors, Blinds, Window Glass. Give 
him a call. 

Railroads. 

A Sandy Creek mail writes to the 
Utica Herald : “Five hundred thousand 
dollars of tho second mortgage bonds of 
the Syracuse Northern RR., have re¬ 
cently been transferred to the -Rome, 
Watertown & Ogdensburg RR. Co., and 
the latter have taken substantially tho 
control of the road. We understand the 
bonds brought ninety cents. A vory 
general feeling of dissatisfaction is man¬ 
ifested by our citizens at tho manner in 
which they have been treated, and they 
are now gratifying their desire for a 
‘new departure’ to tho extent of an 
eighty thousand dollar bonded debt, 
which the above transfer, it is thought, 
makes it certain they willhave to pay it.” 

The Syracuse Standard says that a 
new depot for the Syracuse Northern 
RR. will be built iu connection with the 
N. Y. Central depot in that city. Also 
that the new owners of tho second mort¬ 
gage bonds of the Northern have placed 
their bonds in the possession of Dudley 
P. Phelps, Esq., with directions to col¬ 
lect tho overdue interest forthwith, or 
in default of payment to foreclose the 
mortgages immediately. This will bring 
matters to a crisis, as there is already 
over eighteeu months’ interest due, and 
no funds to pay with. 

Mr. J. .W. Moak has been appointed 
General Superintendent of the Syracuse 
Northern. 


Notice. 


Notico. 


Notico- 


IIoose <k Cobb earnestly desire their 
old patrons to close up tho old Company 
accounts and settle nil back arrears 
immediately. Customers will soe that 
this is but justice to us and themselves, 
and will oblige us by honoring us with 
us with a settlement. 37-3w 


No person can use Bofcheo’s Gorman 
Syrup without getting immediate relief 
and cure. We have tho first case of 
Coughs, Colds or Consumption, or of any 
disease of the Throat and Lungs, yet to 
hear from that has uot been cured. We 
Uftvo distributed every year for three 
years over 250,000 sample bottles “free AT 
of charge” by drug gists in all parts of Now i 
the United States. No othor Manufact- tions, as 
urers of Medicino over gave their prepa¬ 
rations such a test as this. Go to your 
Druggist, John C. Taylor, Moxico, and 
get a bottle for 75 cents and try it—two 
doses will relievo you. 


—Splendid hay weather. 
0fM r M c'r A wT . J f nson - daughter 

Ot Mr. C. L. Webb, is here on a visit. 

— The Oswego District will hold a I 
camp meeting near Pleasant Point be 
ginning Sept. 1st. 

— Mrs. Murray, of Chicago, is in 
town visiting her sister, Mrs. A. M 
Parker. 

We are requested by Mr. Gibson 
to state that he sells neither bread nor 
groceries on Sundays. 

Have you seen that beautiful lawn 
tent in Thomas Brown’s yard ? He can 
get you one like it or even better. 

‘ ^ ev< k. Rice will preach in the 
Universalist church next Sunday at 2 
o’clock p. m. 

— Go to the basement of the Uni¬ 
versalist church, this (Thursday) evening 
where you will find black caps and ice¬ 
cream in abundance. 

— The other day the editor of this 
paper came so near buying a horse that 
he only lacked $139 of tho required 
sum. The price of the animal was $140. 

—On Sunday last Rev. Nelson Mil- 
lai d, of Syracuse, preached two very 
able and impressive discourses in the 
Presbyterian church in this village. 

Mr. Horace F. Henderson, formerly 
of this town, but now of Pompey, is 
with his wife making a visit to his 

fnendskere. 

Professor A. B. Watkins, principal 
of Hungerford Collegiate Institute, of 
Adams, received the degree of doctor of 
laws at the University Convocation. 

Mr. A. S. Gibson informs us that, 
in consequence of the great demand for 
his bread, he is having a large brick 
oven made, and that next week ho will 
be able to supply all demands. 

Mr. W. H. Wales, who resides in 
the Stone IMstrict, Scriba, has one of the 
finest fields of rye that we have ever 
seen in this county. The owner is just 
a little bit proud of it, and no wonder. 

A sail-boat containing four young 
men was capsized in the Oswego river 
Monday, and all four were thrown into 
tho river. They were saved, after stren¬ 
uous efforts. 

Deacon Charles Wheoler and wife 
have returned from their visit West, 

and are greatly pleased with all they have 
seen and experienced during their ab¬ 
sence. 

—Rev. Dr. Uallaudet will be in town 
next Sunday. In the evening at the 
regular evening prayer, the service will 
ho interpreted in tho sign language to tho 
mutes. The regular service will proceed 1 
as usual that all may be participants. 

— A Watertown railroad official was 
called upon the other day by a ragged 
looking Irish woman, who demanded a i 
free pass. On being asked what claim 
she had for bucIi a favor she replied that 
she “washed Mike Riley’s shirts.” Mike 
was a switchman on the road. 

— The Delaware, Lackawanna and 
Western Railroad Company are carrying 
on extensive sub-marine blasting opera¬ 
tions in the harbor at Oswego. They 

are attempting to deepen the channel of 

tli6 river at the west side. The drilling 
is fg'fiited' TSy electricity.' ’ ’ ' 

— The time for holding the annual 

fair of the Sandy Creek, Richland, Or¬ 
well and Boylston Agricultural Society 
has been fixed by the board of managers 
for the 15th, 16th and 17th of Septem¬ 
ber. The societ}' offers a sweepstakes 
purse of $250 to be trotted for on the 
last day of the fair, the entries for which 
will close on the 12th. 

—• The new Grace church nt Oswego, 
was opened for public worship on the 
19th. This church hhs been erected by 
the Presbyterians apd others, for the use 
of the public without regard to sectarian 
or social distinctions. The session an¬ 
nounce that no one will bo excluded on 
account of inability to pay pew rents, 
nor is there to be any bidding for choice. 

— The Phainix Register says : Not 
unlVequently inquiries are made of us as 
to what lias been the fate of the Syracuse, 
Phoenix Oswego railroad, but it is a 
matter we are quite as ignorant of as 
most of our readers. We would suggest 
that the oflioer in charge make a report 
of tho present condition and future pros¬ 
pects of the road, and thus relieve the 
suspense felt iu regard to the matter. 

JULY 4th*1874. 

MILTON S. PRICE’S 
CLOSING OUT SALE 
continues for thirty days. 

I have marked dowp piy immense stock of 

DRY GOODS, CAItFETS, <fcC., 

to make room for mv 

GREAT FALL IMPORTATIONS. 
Evoiy department iu my immense estab¬ 
lishment is full and complete , 
With the Choicest Styles 
Spring and Summer 
Dress Goods and Silks, 

Carpets, Oil Cloths, 

Mattings, Rugs, 

Mats, ifec. Arc. 

SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS 
aro ottered to close rny immense stock. 
UPHOLSTERY GOODS, 

LAOE CURTAINS, 
NOTTINGHAM LACES, 
WINDOW SHADES, HOLLANDS, 

. AtO„ 40. 

I lm vo n superior stock of 
Ladies’ Linen Suite, 

Children’s Embroidered Suits, 

Ladies’ Sumnior Shawls, 

Llama Lace Points aud Jackets, 
which must be closed out in the next 
TirfRTY DAYS. 

Twentv-fivo thousand yards 
‘WHITE PIQUES, 

ONLY 124 CENTS PER YARD. 

THE GREATEST BARGAIN EVER 
OFFERED. 

GRAND opening every day, 

NEW STYLE 

FINE PERCALE, 

ONLY 12Jc. PER YARD. 

Another car load 
4-4 LONSDALE 

BLEACHED SHEETINGS, 

ONLY 12.1c. PER YARD. 

Alanftrillin* 


7T . uu y our Sum¬ 
mer Clothing is the great and 
momentous question which is 
now agitating the public mind, 
lo those uninitiated we would 


cs _ 


CLOTHS, CA88IMKRE8, 
COTTONADES, KENTUCKY JEANS, ETC., 
which I shall offer, for tho next 

AT A GREAT SACRIFICE. 
Now is the time to make your sole 
tions, as this is a rare chance for pu 
chasing 

DRY GOODS and CARPETS OHEA; 
Remember the Great Rale 

Continues only Thirty Day 
MILTON S. PRICE. 
3$ and, 4Q South Safina St., Syracuse, 


NO MORE 

Poor 

Bread. 

GOOD 1EWS 

FOR THE 

Ladies of Mexico! 

--o- 

I he undersigned, who recently purchased 
E. H. WADSWORTH’S Grocery 
1ms just opened a 

Bakery, 

And ho is prepared to 

DELIVER BREAD 
At the houses of 

his Customers 

In the Village every other day. 

My Baker, 

Hus JmS years experience in this 

business, and I feel confident that the 
bread made by him will be of a superior 

quality. 

Ladles^ 

Why take the trouble of making your 
own Bread any longer, when you can 
have excellent bread supplied you at 
the extraordinary low rates of 

1 Pound 10 oz. of Bread 

For 10 Cents. 

Picnics Supplied 

On the shortest Notice. 

Bride Gakes 

Made and Neatly Ornamented 
at Reasonable Rates- 

Pies, Cookies, Buns, &c., manufactured 
on the premises, and consequently, 
always fresh. 

FRESH BREAD' & BUNS 
Every Day. 

A. S- GIBSON, 

No. 1, Empire Block, Main Street. 


Go where yon will find the Largest 
Asso rtment,. 

ho where the Styles are the Newest. 

Cro where the Salesroom is well 
Lighted. 

Go where every Garment isiGuaran- 
teed to fit. 

Go to the Well Established Fim^of 

BECKER BROS. 

For your 

Clothing, Hats and Caps, 

BOOTS & SHOES, 

AND 

Goods. 

They also keep a large assortments of 

CARPETS,^ 


AND 

Oil Cloths, 

Which will bo sold as cheap as can 

be bought west of New York. 

J. F. Becker, D. D. Becker. 
Mexico, May 26, 1874. 30 


What is the Cry 

EVEIiY DAY ? 

WHY, 

I Cannot Get any Good 

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TITOrTTTTlTTTTTTT v rTTTT 
TTTT TTT TTTT 

TTT TTT TTT 

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T • ITT T 


TFT 

TTTTT 

TTTTTTT 

TTTTTTTTTTTTT 

0 R CHEAP SUGARS 

What is the Reason ? 

Because you don’t g*o to 

GIBSON’S 

GROCERY STORE and get it. 

- o - 

Call and get the 

90 cent Jap. Tea, 

The Best iu the County 
for the Price. 

All grades of Sugar equal- 

’’ ly Cheap. 

— 


A. 8. GIBSON has filled his Store with 
a first class stock of 


Which aro warranted to he equal for 
freshness, quality and price to any in. 
this part of the State. My motto is 
quiolc salos and a desire to give fcatisfac- 
tion. The stock will be kept up with 
a superior quality of 

TEAS, COFFEES, SUGARS,, 

Fruits, Tobaccos, &c. 

Goods delivered Free. 

(W^ohMS.) ’ 37 


1874. 


H. C. PECK 

Is now receiving the 

0 oo oo oo o 

0 Most Complete n 

0 Am ' Q 

^Cheapest 

)l Assortment Q 

0 or 0 

0 GrO odso 

0 Ever brought to this 0 

0 Market, _ 

■ oo Viz: ooO 

Bs?ess Croods. 

A full lino of all the 

Leading Makes, Styles 
and Colors. 

A full stock of 

Domestics, Prints 

^Brown (^Ble ached Cottons^ 

Tickings, aud Double and Twisted 
Cambrics, Bate, 
Yam, Carpel Warp, Ken¬ 
tucky Jeans, &c. 

Broadcloths, 

DOESKINS, 

And a full line of 

Fancy Cassimeres* 

Manufacturing of 

MEN’S & BOYS’ 
. Wear 

Made a Specialty, 

And a 

_ Good Fit Guaranteed . 

(Gents’ Furnishingl 

S SOODS. |— 

ES & HOS IERY, | “ 
SRAWLS l 1 
_ ,ne of SpringStyleTy 

A large Stock of 

Hats Caps, Boots, Shoes, 
and Rubber Goods. 

Wall Paper. 

All Cloths Cut on Short 
Notice. 

II. C. PECK. 

Mexico, May 13, 1874. 28 

“MEXICO" ACADEMY; 

Mexico, N, Y. 

Offers line advantages in all the branches usually 

taught iu such institutions. 

An earnest effort will be put forth 
to make this school WORTHY 
of patronage?. 

The Expenses are Less 

Than in moat institutions of this grade. 

Board «m bo obtainod in private families at rea¬ 
sonable rates. Many students furnish tbeir 
own prov^ion*, form a <lnb, and biro some 
suitalno person to do their cooking, 

Thus Beduoing the Prioe of Board 

l-'all Term of 13 weeks o,,om August 25, 1874. 

Or Lewis Millkii. 

Mexico, N. Y., July 10,1873, 37 

GOAL. 

The following are the prices for coal: 

GRATE. 7.75 

EGG, ... A. 7.75 

STOVE. 8.20 

CHESTNUT. 7.70 

CHARCOAL, (per bushel,) .... 20 

Blacksmith’s Coal always on hand. 

CW All Oral must be paid for when delivered. 

% V/. I’ENFIILU. 


m 

* 


Notico. 


r When you get your Jelly Cups,- soa 
tho now patent revolving Jell Glass at 

37 CoBtt R* 98 . 











cry-Stm- 


Insure your Property 

WITH 

MORSE & IRISH, 
Fire, Life & Accidental In¬ 
surance Agents. 

Insurance to any amount placed in first-class 
companies. Satisfaction guaranteed t o all who 
trust their business at this agency. 

Representing over $100,000,000 
American and English Capital. 


No. 128 Eldridge street. The letter to 
the Coroner was as follows : 

To the Coroner. 

Sir : I declare herewith that I com¬ 
mitted suicide by my free will in conse¬ 
quence of unendurable deafness, but, 
nevertheless, when it is wanted to hold, 
an inquest about my corpse, you will find 
enough money in my trunk to defray 
expenses, every other, as my clothing, 
watch, etc., itc., let have Marcus Goesler, 
128 Eldridge street, in this city. 

Respectfully, Chas. Chevalier. 

The letter to Mr. Goesler contained 
an affectionate farewell and bequeathed 
the property mentioned. Chevalier was a 
well-conducted man and was employed 
as a dyer. He is supposed to have taken 
poison.— N. Y. World , July 10. 


Alexander’s 

Boot and Shoe Store, 

Main Street, Mexico, N. Y. 


the summer of 1873, a letter was read 
from the officers of the New • England 
Gallaudet Association inviting the mutes 
present to attend its New England Con¬ 
vention in the summer of 1874, or later 
should the Clerc Mernorud dedication oc¬ 
cur then. 

We hope our New England friends 
will see the wisdom of living up to the 
spirit, if not the word, of that letter of 
invitation. 


ed. We want it to be in the country, 
with no rent to pay. We know there is 
some prejudice against the management 
in general, but it is doubtful if it would 
improve in other hands, and the reasons 
that might be brought up against it are 
very simple, and not worthy of argu¬ 
ment. We entreat the mutes to put 
away their prejudice and lend a helping 
hand, not being satisfied to send a little 
sum and then forget all about it, but re¬ 
membering the purpose for which their 
money goes, and contributing as much 
and as often as they can. 

Among the resident agents appointed 
over the country is Mr. H. C. Rider, of 
Mexico, N. Y., for that part of the State 
embracing all the counties west of the 
Hudson River, Greene, Schoharie, Al¬ 
bany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Warren, 
Essex and Clinton counties. He will 
soon appoint sub-agents to assist him in 
his work, and when he has made his selec¬ 
tion, he will let the public know who 
they are. Below is a copy of his cer¬ 
tificate of appointment. 

certificate. 

I do hereby certify that Henry C. 
Rider, of Mexico, Oswego county, N. 
Y., has been appointed a Resident Agent 
for the district comprising all the coun¬ 
ties west of the Hudson River, Greene, 
Schoharie, Albany, Schenectady, Sara¬ 
toga, Warreu, Essex and Clinton, in the 
State of New York, to solicit and.collect 
funds for building the proposed Nation¬ 
al Home for Aged and Infirm Deaf- 
Mutes, with power to appoint any num¬ 
ber of sub-agents of good character to 
assist him in the work; and I recom¬ 
mend him to the community as one 
worthy of their confidence. 

John Carlin, 

Chairman of the Committee on the 

Building Fund, 

212 West 25tli St., New York City. 
New York, July 4th, 1874. 


Devoted to the Interests of the Deaf-Mutes 
•f the State of New York. 


TERMS : 

One copy per annum, in Advance, ^1.^0 
If not paid within six months $2.50; < lu " ° , 

$1.25, in advance; Single copies, love Cents. 

No notice will be taken of “r/ luou t c 7» 
munications. All communications must be 
accompanied with the name and address of the 
writer, not necessary for publication, but as a 
guarantee of good faith. , 

Correspondents are alone responsible for views 
and opinions expressed in communications. 

Subscriptions and all business letters to be 
directed to H. C. RIDER, Editor, Mexico, 
Oswego Co., N. Y. , 

Contributions and Editorial Correspondence to 
be sent, at the option of the writer, either to the 
above, or to ¥. t. SEEINEY, Associate Editor, 
Aurora, Cayuga Co., New York. 

Persons whose subscriptions have expired will 
be notified of the same by an X opposite then- 
names at the top of the paper. __ 


OF MEXICO and SURROUND 
ING COUNTRY, 

ATTENTION. 


AND 


AND 


Another Publication. 


COMPANIES : 

Mutual Life of N. Y., 

Conn. Mutual Life of Hartford, 

Travelers Accidental of Hartford, 

JE tna Fire of Hartford, 

Phoenix Fire of Hartford, 
Royal of England, 

WatertownFireof N. Y 
Insurance Co of North America, Phila., Penn., 
Continental of N. Y., 

Agricultural of N. Y., 

N. Y. Central of N. Y., 

OnoT^o^^-.N.Y., 

Glens Falls of N. Y., 

Atlantic andPacific of Chicago. 

Office first door east of Empire Block. 

D. C. MORSE. GEO. W. IRISH. 

Mexico, Jan. 15,1874. 11 


Custom Work 


Done expeditiously, and in a manner 
warranted to give satisfaction, at tlie 


Ne^ York Notos. 


Toronto 

Mills 


MEXICO, N. Y., TIIURSDA Y, JULY 23,1874. 


CLOSING SCENES OF THE ACADEMICAL 

YEAR, 1874. 


Service in Grace Church, Mexico, 


Glass Calling 
Cards 

With NAME PRINTED in 
GOLD, only 50 cents a dozen; 
50 for $1,25. Snowflake, Mar 
ble and Pink 40 cents a dozen. 
Bristol Board 35 cts. a dozen. 
Wedding Cards done in the 
latest styles, at the Independ¬ 
ent Office, 


Last week the young ladies who are 
to graduate this year, enjoyed, through 
the courtesy of their thoughtful matron, 
Mrs. H. P. Peet, a fine drive thr-ough 
the Central Park and neighboring avenues. 

The High Class was examined on 
Thursday by Dr. Chapin, principal of a 
school in New York, and it was a bril¬ 
liant success, reflecting much credit upon 
the retiring teacher, Mr. O. D. Cooke. 
At this writing (Monday) all tlie classes 
have been examined with varying suc¬ 
cess, the old and energetic teachers ac¬ 
quitting themselves well generally. 

Mr. Burnet’s school-room has been 
draped in moiu*ning, the chair in which 
he for years sat and labored is shrouded 
in black, as is also the slate from which 
he was accustomed to explain the daily 
lessons, and on it is writtCTi the resolu¬ 
tions adopted by the class as soon as they 
heard of the death of their beloved 
teacher. 

Last Sunday Dr. Peet preached the 
closing sermon of the term. It was very 
impressive and from his text: “Be ye 
therefore perfect, even as your Father 
which is in Heaven is perfect.” The doc¬ 
tor discoursed eloquently, and the advice 
he gave to those who were to leave their 
Alma Mater, was especially appropriate 
and fitting. Mr. Jacob, of the Kentucky 
Institution, was present during the ser¬ 
vices, as were also most of the resident 
instructors. 

Mr. W. J. Nelson, of Aurora, brother 
of Prof. E. B. Nelson, and formerly a pu¬ 
pil here but more recently of the Nation¬ 
al Deaf-Mute College, is visiting Mr. 
and Mrs. Newell, and in the society of 
his fiiends is having a pleasant time. 

the commencement exercises. 

A large number of invitations to the 
closing exhibition bad been sent out, and 
as tlie day was exceptionally fine, a large 
number were expected. Nor were we 
disappointed, for the one o’clock train 
which stopped at the grounds, brought 
many from the city, but many more came 
in private carriages. A very nice lunch 
was served immediately upon the ai’- 
rival of the guests, and when it was over 
the chapel was soon filled to its utmost 
seating capacity. The young, ladies and 
gentlemen of the High Class occupied the 
platform for about an hour, answering 
such questions as the audience cared to 
put to them. Ajul while thus engaged, 
a young man of remarkable proficiency 
in articulation read Tennyson’s Charge 
was’doiie, Mr.” iicfity 'D. 1 ■iYesivus tfeliv- 
ered the same piece in signs, producing 
the most striking effect, and winning 
new laurels for pantomime. Little 
Patrick Bpeftnan set the whole audience 
in a roar by bis remarkable powers of 
mimicry, and for the hundredth time 
murdered and served up the annual 
monkey amidst roars of applause. 

Rev. Dr. Chapin, Rev. Stephen Tyng, 
D. D., and others of the examining com¬ 
mittee read their separate reports, and 
that of Dr. Chapin, as examiner of the 
the High Class, was especially interest¬ 
ing. The diplomas to the graduating 
olass were next distributed, and then the 
prizes. Miss Maggie T. Bennett, qf Ge¬ 
neva, N. Y.. took the gold medal, the 
third that has, within ten years, been 
carried off by pupils from that locality. 
Miss Julia Whalen, of Wyoming, took 
the prize for drawing, though it is 
worthy of remark that the productions 
of Miss Bennett’s pencil disputed for a 
long tinjo the prize with the winner. 
Master Albert J. Andrews received the 
Cary Testimonial, a prize annually offer¬ 
ed for goocl conduct and scholarship. 
This year it was in the form of an ele¬ 
gantly bound copy of the Holy Bible. 

The valedictory was delivered by Mr. 
James Simpson, of Michigan, and was 


Syracuse Northern Railroad. 


Abram Conkling Cole, historian, Ac., 
does not confine his exploits to conven¬ 
tions of the deaf. They come too few and 
far between to satisfy him. He is ambi¬ 
tious as a scribe, and likes to send to 
persons he considers as deserving the 
honor, postal cards and letters altogether 
unwelcome and unexpected. 

In common with other members of the 
community who get their names before 
the public as inviting targets, we have 
received a shower of postal cards, strong¬ 
ly smacking of the lunatic, from this ec¬ 
centric character. We don’t believe it 
would do any good to publish a specimen; 
it would encourage him to deluge us 
again. 


Skillful and experienced Millers, only, 
are employed, and customers will 
always find them ready to 
attend to orders, at the 


AND 


AND 


Going North—Leave 

A. M. A. M. P. M. F. M. 

Syracuse 3 50 7 45 12 55 4 30 

Central Square, 4 43 9 22 1 40 5 28 

Mallory, 4 54 9 42 1 48 5 43 

Hastings, 5 03 9 57 1 57 5 55 

Parish, 5 10 10 10 2 04 G 03 

Colosse, 5 15 10 21 2 08 6 10 

Union Square, 5 23 10 35 2 15 6 18 

Holmesville, 5 30 10.51 2 22 0 27 

Pulaski, 5 45 11 20 2 3G G 45 

Sandy Creek Ju. 6 05 12 00 2 53 7 10 

Going South—Trains Leave : 

A. M. A. M. P. M. P. M. 

Sandy Creek Ju. 9 10 11 50 3 45 7 30 

Pulaski, 9 30 12 12 4 27 7 49 

Holmesville, 9 42 12 30 4 58 8 06 

UnionSquare, 9 56 12 38 5 15 8 14 

Colosse, 10 04 12 47 5 30 8 22 

Parish, 10 10 12 53 5 42 8 27 

Hastings, 10 18 1 02 5 55 8 35 

Mallory, 10 27 1 12 G 10 8 43 

Central Square, 10 42 1 23 G 29 8 53 

Syracuse, 11 35 2 10 8 00 9 50 

The clock in the Superintendent’s office at Sy¬ 
racuse is the Standard Time, and will be regula¬ 
ted by New York Central time. 

S. N. R. R. CONNECTIONS. 

Leave Syracuse, N. Y. C. & H. R. R. R., as 
follows :— Westward —Direct Road—G.00, G.55, 
7.30,a. m. : 1.30 2.50, 7.00, 7.55,11.55 p. m. Au¬ 
burn Road, 6.00 a. in.; 11.45,am 2.45,8.00[p. m. 

Trains arrive in Syracuse on the N. Y. C. from 
the West—Direct itoad—at 1.00, 2.45, 9.40, 
a. m.; 12.25 2.00, G.40, 7.10, 8.00 p, m. Au¬ 
burn Road—1.00, 9-35 a. m. 12.30, 8.00p. m. 

Leave Central Square, N. Y. <fc O. M. R. R. 
Northward—10.42, am8.55p. m.; Southward— 
7.05 a. m.; 5.30,4.10 p. m. 

J. J. BELDEN, Superintendent. 

Syracuse, June 8,1874. 


Toronto Mills 


SHOES, 


A Lake-sido Ramblo and a Surprise, 


CUSTOM WORK 

AND 

REPAIRING 

Done in the best manner. 

S. L. ALEXANDER. 
Mexico, April 15, 1874. 


The village of Mexico has in its vicin' 
ity and witliin convenient driving dis¬ 
tance several lovely spots where people 
can go and camp out, swim, row, sail and 
fish. One of these places and quite a 
favorite with those who love to be near 
the waters of Lake Ontario, is Mexico 
Point. Thither one day last week, bent 
on having a nice little picnic and a good 
time, drove the following members of a 
little party : 

Mrs. Grace J. Chandler, Mrs. H. C. 
Rider, Miss H. Augusta Avery, Miss 
Anna R. Pimm, Miss Mary E. Tripp, 
Masters Lewis C. and Eddie C. Rider, 
Misses Grace A. Rider, and Anna A.. 
Chandler and our Associate, Mr. Seliney, 
and ourself. 

The day was all that could be desired 
and, towards its close, a good deal more. 
Arriving at Mexico point, we put up our 
horses, and those that wished, got 
into boats and took a row for two or 
three miles up the stream beneath whose 
banks all sorts of good fish were suspected 
to abound. We threw three trolling lines 
with most temptingly got up baits over 
the side of the boat and used all our arts 
to try and hook something. But the on¬ 
ly thing we caught was a medium sized 
bass, and he was hauled in by Mr. Rider. 
Fishing evidently didn’t pay, so we turn¬ 
ed our attention to gathering water lilies 
with which the stream abounded ; and 
we got a big basket full. When we got 
back to the point we found that the few 
who remained had made good use of our 
absence and got ready a tempting lun¬ 
cheon. We went to help and barring 
the upsetting of a can of milk and a few 
other trifling accidents everything work¬ 
ed harmoniously. After the best part of 
the good things had disappeared and 
we had got thoroughly recreated and 
packed up, we drove away to give and 
meet what unexpectedly proved to be 
the event of the day, viz ;—A surprise 
to Mr. and Mrs. L. N. and M. A. J ones. 

hot day, and probably no one among the 
company was so glad to get under cover 
as the horses. 

We bad given our surprise, and were 
congratulating ourselves that it wasagood 
one- But just about tea time the tables 
were turned, and what followed was a 
surprise, sudden and complete. Hugo 
black clouds gathered in the north-west, 
the wind rose from a breeze to a hurri¬ 
cane, the lightning flashed and the thun¬ 
der rolled ;• the heavens were opened and 
the rain fell in torrents. It was no or¬ 
dinary summer shower, falling suddenly, 
and as suddenly passing away, leaving 
everything fresh and green; but a storm 
of hail and rain that deluged the roads 
and plains, and broke down trees and 
fences in its impetuous rush. Hailstones 
fell as big as your thumb, the black 
clouds darkened the sky all night, while 
the lightning flashes kept the horizon 
ablaze; the thunder peals were loud and 
frequent, frightening horses and cattle 
and timid folk. 

Of course it was out of the question 
for us to go back to Mexico that night, 
and even had wo thought of so doing, the 
hospitable Jones brothers would not 
have allowed it. So wo spent the even- 


work done the same 


L. H. Conklin, 


BANKER, 

MAIW ST., MEXICO, OSWEGO CO., 
N. Y., buys all kinds of 

Government Securities, 

AND 

OSWEGO COUNTY BONDS, 

at favorable rates. Sells Drafts on New York. 
Collections made in all points, and remittances 
made promptly. 

NOTARY PUBLIC. 

Also Agent for the following well known and 
responsible Fire Insurance Companies, viz ; 

OF NEW YORK, 3^730^60, 
NIAGARA “ “ 1 371 315 03 

HARTFORD, Hartford,Ct. , 2’026’,220’79.’ 
Mexico, Nov. 6,1872. ’ 


M ORTGAGE SALE.—Whereas, Jeseph 

Westley, and Laura his wife, (then) of West 
Monroe, Oswego County, N, Y., by their cer¬ 
tain indenture of mortgage bearing date the 13th 
day of November, A. I)., one thousand eight 
hundred and seventy-one, to secure the payment 
of the sum of sixty dollars, payable one-half 
six months from date, and balance one year from 
date with interest, did mortgage and convey un¬ 
to Henry A. Baker, then of Constantia, Oswego 
County, All that tract or parcel of land situate 
in the town of West Monroe, aforsaid, and be¬ 
ing part of lot No. 79, township No. 12, of Scri- 
ba’s patent, and bounded as follows : Beginning 
at the N. E. corner of said lot, and runs from 
thence N. 67°. W. nine chains and 96 links 
along the north bounds of said lot to a stake, 
thence S. 23°, W. ten chains and 4 links to a 
stake in the centre of the road leading to lot No. 
80, thence S. 67°, E. along the centre of said 
road to a birch tree cornered and marked, stand¬ 
ing in westerly line of lot 80,thence N.23”,E.ten 
chains and 4 links to the N. E. corner of said 
lot No. 79, being the place of beginning, contain¬ 
ing ten acres of land as surveyed by P. Rea, 
Sept. 13th, 1865. 

Which said mortgage with the power of sale 
therein contained was duly recorded in the Os¬ 
wego County Clerk’s office, the 20th day of No¬ 
vember, 1871, at 5 o’clock p. m., in Liber 93 of 
mortgages, page 102. And whereas the said 
mortgage was, by the said Henry A. Baker, and 
the debt intended to be secured thereby, 
duly sold, transferred and assigned 
June, 17th, 1872, to Samuel H. Stone, Adminis¬ 
trator, and Rosina G. Downing, Administratrix, 
of the estate of Levi Downing, deceased, who 
are now the lawful owners and holders of the same. 

And whereas there is claimed to be due on 
said mortgage at the date of the first publi¬ 
cation of this notice the sum of seventy dollars 
and fifty cents, that being the whole sum unpaid 
on said mortgage. 

And whereas default has been made in the 
conditions of the said’mortgage, whereby the 
power of sale therein Contained lias become oper¬ 
ative. 

And whereas no proceedings in law or equity 
have been instituted to collect the said sum of moh- 
ey secured by saidmortgage, or any part thereof, 
Now therefore, notice is hereby given that by 
virtue of the power of sale contained in said 
mortgage, and pursuant to the statute in such 
case made and provided, the said mortgage will 
be foreclosed by a sale of the premises above des- 


RUN OF STONE, and sufficient 
power to crowd them, at the 


Personal. 


The Time to Dedicate, 


Mr. Henry WinterSyle, of New York, 
stopped at Mexico for a few hours, on his 
way to the Belleville Convention, via 
Oswego. We were glad to find our dis¬ 
tinguished friend looking so well and re¬ 
gretted that his visit was necessarily so 
short. When Mr. Syle left for Belle¬ 
ville he carried our Associate off with 
him, and they will write for the New 
York papers and the Journal. 

Mr. Henry A. Rumrill, of Syracuse, 
Secretary of tlie Empire State Associa¬ 
tion, has been sojourning in New York 
for a few months, and it is but until re¬ 
cently that he returned home. As the 
great metropolis is noted for frequent so¬ 
cial gatherings among deaf-mutes duriDg 
the winter, he must have had a very en¬ 
joyable time, and we hope his health has 
also improved a good deal. 

Mr. Robert McGregor, of the Nation¬ 
al Deaf-Mute College, at present con¬ 
nected with the Maryland Institution as 
instructor, spent a week or two in New 
York previous to his departure to attend 
the Belleville Convention. lie visited 
the New York Institution, and though 
it was vacation, he yet found a few re¬ 
maining to make his stay as pleasant as 
possible. He was without the services 
of his friend, Mr. Reid, who acted the 
part of showman in ’72 ; nevertheless we 
hope he had a good tiipe ip tl>e metrop¬ 
olis, and was not made any deafer by 
the noise of the Fourth. 


Messrs. Thomas Brown and Frank 
Read want the Clerc bust to be dedicated 
Sept. 2d, so we learn from an editorial in 
the Advance. Both these gentlemen are 
members of the Executive Committee, 
and probably their words have in them 
some of the sentiment of that body. 
Some of the Institutions open the first 
Wednesday in September. That is Sept. 
2d. Several who would like to attend, 
will bo obliged to stay away on that ac¬ 
count. The dedication of the Gallaudet 
monument took place Sept. 6th, 1854, 
simultaneously with the reopening of 
the Institutions, and causing the absence 
of several distinguished men, among 
whom was Dr. H. P. Peet. 

But it is not for us to fix the day. 
The contractors of the bust and pedestal 
will report to the Executive Committee 
the date at which they can have the 
work done, and the Executive Committee 
using its own judgment, and taking all 
the circumstances into account, will 
give us as convenient a day as it can. 


Separate runs of stone for different kinds 
of grain, (we are enabled to give better 
satisfaction than any Mill can, which 
runs Wheat and Feed through the same 
hopper,) at the 


TORONTO MILLS 


nUPHEMK COURT.—George G. French against Jamo 
►J Anson, Hannah Anson, Solomon B. Williams, Asa 
M. Bishop, Alexander Murray and Margaret Murray. 

In pursuance of a decretal order and judgment ol 
of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, In the 
above entitled action, rendered Juno 9th, 1874 the 
Sheriff of Oswego County, will sell at public auction 
at the law office of George G. French, in Mexico, In 
Oswego County, New York, on the 1st day of August. 
A. D., 1874, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon : 

All that tract or parcel of land situate in the town of 
Albion, Oswego County, New York, and In the village 
of Sand Bank, being same premises upon which are 
located the dwelling house, wagon and blacksmith shops 
formerly owned and occupied by Alexander Murray, 
and conveyed to him and nis wife by deeds, one Nov. 
25,1865, by David Baird and wife to him, recorded in 
Book 71 of deeds, in Oswego County Clerk’s office, at 
page 416. Also one April 28, 1857, by George W. Stil- 
will and wife to him, recorded in Book 76 of deeds, in 
said Clerk’s office, at page 419. And also oneother deed 
made Sept., 8, 1858, by John McAuley and wife, to Mrs. 
Margaret Murray, recorded in Book 80 of deeds, in said 
office, at page 390, which deeds and the records thereof 
are hereby made a part horeof. Said premises bweby 
intended to be conveyed are bounded north by tfto 
centre of Mill street, west by the centre of Church 
street, as said streets are defined and appear upon a map 
of said village of Sand Bank, in the Atlas of Oswego 
County, published by C. K. Stone, in the year 1867, on 
tlie east by the westerly bounds of a village lot recent¬ 
ly owned and occupied by Dr. Mitchell, and by a village 
lot occupied by Mrs. Harriet A. Lester, on the south by 
lands now owned by Alexander Murray, and occupied 
by his tenants, all of which premises were eonyeyed by 
said Murray and wife to said Alison, by deed dated Oc¬ 
tober 10,1872, and this mortgage is made to secure a 
part of the purchaso price thereof, Which premises 111 * 
tend easterly from the centro of Church street, about 
eight (8) rods, and southerly from tlio centre of Mill 
street about eleven (11) rods, and aro bounded by lines 
parallel to said streets. Also all that, other piece or 
pared w JwHtiwmi and described US fOllOWs, uxJ— 
Being a part of sub-division six (6) of long lot number 

- -awr. T&iUYiiki 

ginning Rt the southwest comer of land heretofore deed¬ 
ed by Thomas Henderson and Julia Henderson his wife, 
of the town of Albion, New York, to the Oswego Pert 
Company, running thence north twenty-four degree* 
^enty-seven 52-100 chains (N. 
2 * " 7 ... i j 2 ‘ 100 . chains,) thence south sixty- 

eight degrees thirty minutes east, one 60-100 chains 
(S. (38 3<y E. 1 60-100 chs.,) thence north thirty-four de¬ 
grees, thirty minutes cast, (N. 34^ 30' E.,) to the hlth- 
""y.theno* nogth fifty degrees and fifty mimitea west, 
(3V .>0 o0~JW) along the highway to the northwest 
co!ner 01 -*-#8ub-division six (0) of said long lot four 
(4) of the west third of the twenty-second townslilp of 
Scriba s Patent, thence along the west line ofsald-'sub* 
division number six, (6) to the point of intersection with 
a line drawn from the place of beginning, and running 
from thence north sixty-seven degrees west (N Ol” W ) 
thence from said point of intersection and along said 
last described line to the place of beginning, containing 
thirty-eight 0/-100 (38 07-100) acres of land, be the same 
more or loss, as conveyed to James Anson and Hannah 
Anson, by deeds from Thomas Henderson and wife, and 
M ’ rhomas * and J. p. Thomas.—Dated June 
n > 1874 > H. H. LYMAN, 

By,WM, A. Tiiaap auoh. Deputy Sheriff. Sheriff. 

g u REOGATE’S COURT, r T“T 

A Surrogate’s Court will be held at the Court 
House in Oswego City on the first Thursday of 
each month ; at my office in Mexico on Monday 
of each week ; at the office of S. N. Dada in 
■ ultonon the first Friday of February. AnriL. 
July and October ; at the office oTX YTTFem 
ton in Pulaski, on the first Wednesday ,of Feb* 
ruary May, October and November ; at the of¬ 
fice of H. A. Barnard in Phoenix on the first 
l uesrlay of May and September during the year 
lb74 - _ T. W. SKINNER, Surrogate. 

MO 1 ICE TO CREDITORS.—In pursuance 
T\ °‘ a ^, orti,ir of I. W. Skinner, Surrogate at 
Oswego County, notice is hereby given to all 
persons having claims against Noah Warner, 
late of the town of New Haven, in said county, 
deceased, to present tlieir accounts, with the 
vouchers thereof to the undersigned at the house 
of John Parsons, in Mexico, on or before the 
, clf *y °f November, 1874, or they will lose the 
lenotit of the statute in such case made and pro* 
vided.—Dated April 26th, 1874, . 

JOHN PARSONS, 

DANIEL WARNER, 
_ Administrators with will annexed. 

M ORTGAGE SALE.—Whereas default has been made 
in the payment of tho sum of money secured bv 
each of the following described mortgages, the first 
dat f d „^ U8 ^ ■‘ th > 1870, executed by Thomas Brownell 
ol Will amstown, N. Y., to Dwight F. Morse, of the 
P™ e * aI1( I the second mortgage dated October 10 
18 (0, and executed by Franklin F. Rowell and Margaret 
bis wife, of Albion, N. Y., to Thomas Brownell, of Wit 
hamatewn, Is Y„ which mortgages, with the power of 
sale contained therein, were recorded in Oswego Countv 
Clerk 8 office, the first above mentioned on the 9th dav 
of August, 1870, at 9 o’clock a. ra., in Book No. -88 of 

mortgages, f 312 and examined ; and the second 

abm e named on the 26th day of November, 1870. at 10 


Corn’Shelled free of charge, at the 


Toronto Mills, 


Save Your Eyes, 

Sava Your Money, 
Save Your Temper 

By using Crystal Spec¬ 
tacles. They fire Clear! 
Brilliant! Perfect! Arc 
made from Crystallzed 
Quartz, and highly pol¬ 
ished 

Made Pi-Focal they 
enable the wearer to 
sec perfectly at any 
distance. 


Highest market price paid for all kinds 
of grain at the 


Toronto Mills. 


Flour, Feed, Shorts,. Shipping, Screen¬ 
ings, and, in fact, anything pertaining to 
our business, in largo or small quantities, 
at tho 

Toronto Mills. 

All work warranted at the 


The School for Articulation at Aurora. 


There was organized in tho Cayuga 
Lake Academy in 1871, a class in articu¬ 
lation for deaf-mutes. Since then, with 
always an encouraging attendance, the 
little class has prospered and the success 
has been gratifying. 

Few conversant with deaf-mute instruc¬ 
ts. )jUl deny tho ad vantages of a small 


For sale by R. L. ALFRED, Jweleer 
Mexico, N. Y. 


TORONTO MILLS. 
AMOS a THOMAS. 


n nrrt of El ect Sur&3. 

It is always a yepy bpd thing to get 
into debt, but once ip a whjie a man 
must have money. His resources may 
be ample, but ready cash he has not. 

What, then, more welcome than the 
treasury of a band of friends to which 
he can apply for a temporary loan, and 
thus be spared tho embarrassment of ap¬ 
pealing to strangers. 

One of the greatest of the benefits of 
tho association of deaf-mutes known as 
tlie Order of Elect Surds, is the loans 
which it, on proper occasions, makes to its 
members. The sums taken are generally 
small and for a short period, which shows 
that the accommodation given is none 
the less valuable because it is temporary. 
This practice of small temporary loans is 
an item of importance all the country 
over. 

The Order of Elect Surds conducts this 
part of its object in a business-like man¬ 
ner. Good security and interest are re¬ 
quired in all cases. And during the 
eight years of the existence of the asso¬ 
ciations, while the amount used for loans 
has been over $1000 not one cent has 
been lost by the failure of members to 
make good their notes or the depreciation 
qf the security held. It is proper, how¬ 
ever, to add that the system of loans was 
ndt inaugurated till sometime in 1870. 


Rome, Watertown and Ogdens 


academy or high school, where the pupils 


when not in the class-room, can associate 
freely with hearing and speaking youth. 

The articulation exercises of the day 
can on the play ground be put to practi¬ 
cal uses, and, as is too often the case, the 
pupil will not have to wait until he leaves 
his school before testing in the busy world 
the extent of his acquirements in artic¬ 
ulation and lip-reading. 

At the Aurora school bitt a small num¬ 
ber can be received at one time, and 
hence greater attention can be individ¬ 
ually given; better results follow, and 
the instruction given is more thorough. 
At the Clarke Institution, Northampton, 
the number in a 


IIERIFF’S SALE. 


- State of New York, 

kj Oswego County,— as. 

^ By virtue of an execution issued out of the 
Supreme Court, and tome directed and delivered 
against the goods, chattels, lands and tenements 
of William C. Parker, I have seized all the 
right, title and interest which tlie said William 
C. Parker had on the 6th day of May, 1874, or 
at any time since that date, of. in and to the 
following described premises, which I shall ex¬ 
pose for sale at public auction, as the law directs, 
at the law office of Greo. V/.. Bradner, in the 
village of Mexico, on the 22d day of Aug., 1874, 
at 10 o’clock, a. m. 

The premises to be sold are situated in the 
town of Albion .coun ty of Oswego and State of New 
York, andare bounded and described asfollows: 
All that tract or parcel of land situate iuthotowii 
of Albion, County of Oswego, and State of New 
York, and being part of sub-division lots number 
one of long lot number one, and sub-division 
lots number one and two of long lot No. two of 
middle third of the twenty-second township of 
Scriba’s patent, and is bounded and described 
as follows, to wit: Beginningin the road leading 
northerly across the river from the State road, 
and at the north-west corner of the tavern lot 
heretofore deeded to Alma Hawkins, in the village 
of Pineville, and runs thence, as surveyed by F 
H. Whitney, in 1855, N. 31° 15' E. 8 chains 1G 
links to a corner, thence S. 52 Q 45', E. 5 chains 
78 links to the center of the road, thence E. 36 
chains,N. 29^ 30' E. 3 chains 24 links, N. 48?, E. 

4 chains 74 links to the intersection of the road 
leading up the river on the north side of the 
same, thence along the centre thereof N. 88* 
along the same and across the Salmon River N. 
55 q 10', E. 3 chains 93 links S. 85° 10 7 , E. 11 
chains 93 links, and N. 85° E. 2 chains 
66 links to a corner as set by said 
Whitney, in said road (at the north 
end of a line as agreed upon and running from a 
small elm on the south side of the river’ N. 1° 
W. by the needle in 1855, thence S. 11, E. across 
the river towards said elm tree, to a comer on 
the south side of the river and race-way, then 
down the same along the south side of said race¬ 
way, N. 80”, W. ono chain 54 links, N. 87° 43' 

I links S. 68*, W. 2 chains 35 
45', W. 1 chain 75 links, 

' W. 2 chains 48 links. 

5chains 4 links, N. 76°, W. 1 


1874, Winter Arrangements. 1874. 


On and after Monday, July 2d, and 
until further notice, passenger trains 
will run on this road as follows, (Sun¬ 
days exoepted):— 

-.A^t ave Mexico, 8.50 a. m. ; arrive at Rome, 
10.45 a. in. \ Utica, 11.20 p. m. ; Albany, 2 20 
p. m.; New York, 7.00 p. m.; Springfield, 7.30 
a. m.; Boston 11.10 p. in. ’ 

Leave Mexico 2.07 p. m. ; arrive at Watertown 
3.57 p. m.; Cape Vincent 4.55 p. m. 

Leave Mexico 6.02 p. in.; Arrive at Watertown 
8.25 p. m ; Rome, 9.22 p. m. ; Utica, 10.00 
p. m.; Albany, 1.10 a. m.; New York, 7.00 a. 
m., Sleeping car through to Ne w York. 

Leave Mexico, Arrive at Oswego, 

7.10 a. m. 8.15 a. m. 

12.37 a. ro. 1.25 p. m. 

3.36 p.m. 4.20 p.m. 

8-12 p. m. 8.55 p . m . 

LEAVE NEW HAVEN. 

Going East— Going West— 

8.38 a.m. 7.30 a.m. 

1.52 p.m. 12.50 a.m. 

5.49 p. m. 3.50 p.m. 

8.26 p. m, 

tt m i A’ ^‘ Moak, Gen’l Supt. 

H- 1. IRARY, Gen’l Ticket Agent. 

YTOTICE TO CREDITORS" 


If you want first class 


PLOWS 

Go to 

Sews & Walton’s, 


class averages eight. 
We would it were so inevery institution. 
In New York the average number of 
pupils to each teacher has been something 
over twenty, and in a few other institu¬ 
tions it has been higher. And in New 
York during the coming year unless there 
is a very great falling off in attendance, 
the average will be forty pupils to a 
teacher. 

The Cayuga Lake Academy is very 
pleasantly situated ou the eastern bank 
of the Lake, and is in essy communica¬ 
tion by rail and steamboat! The locality 
is very healthy, a most important consid¬ 
eration for a parent in selecting a place 
for the education of his child. 

The buildings are good and the rooms 
large and pleasant, with a library of 
over three thousand volumes, and well 
chosen apparatus, including magic lan¬ 
tern, maps, globes and charts. 

Mr. Charles Kelsey is the principal, 
and a letter addressed to him at Aurora, 
Cayuga county, N. Y., will obtain any 
and all information that may be desired. 


Manufacturers of 

Agricultural Implements, 

1 all kinds of Machinery. Brass Castings 
l e t° order. Also sole manufacturers of the 
mitor Horse Power. Mexico Iron Foundry. 

iTtivinr* AToir If lO'Ti J 


ANEW 


1U Avrtj&jjjL lUKS.— in pursuance 
I> of an order of T. W. Skinner, Surrogate of 
Oswego County, nptice is hereby given to all 
persons having claims against Richard Jones, 
late of the town of Richland, in said county, 
deceased, to present their accounts, with the 
vouchers thereof, to the undersigned, at his re- 
m Mexico, in said county, on or before 
the 10th day of August, 1874, or they will lose 
tlie benefit of the statute, in such case made and 
provided.—Dated Mexico, Jan. 29, 1874. 

JOHNE. JONES, 

Administrator. 


Dinner, Tea and Toilet Sets. 

100 Crates of the best English 


Michigan Notes. 


The mutes of Flint and vicinity, to¬ 
gether with several from more distant 
localities, had a nice picnic at Michigan 
Centre qn the glorious Fourth. The 
Jackson Patriot thus speaks of it: 

THE DEAF-MUTE PICNIC 

at Michigan Centre was very pleasant, 
and additionally so from the fact that 
many of the thirty present had not met 
for years, and in some cases since their 
graduation for the respective institutions. 
The blessings of the Flint Institute and 
in other States 


Which I will sell 20 per cent, cheaper than the 
same quality can be purchased elsewhere 
in Oswego County, 

AND 

SILVER-PLATED WARE, of ROGERS’ 
Manufacture, selling at wholesale urices.— 


Master Andrews who received the 
Cary Testimonial is a very bright, studi¬ 
ous and good little fellow. He comes 
from North Carolina where his mother 
lives. She has been able to keep him 
at the Institution for several years, but 
under pressure of adverse circumstances, 
resolved that this year should be his last. 
The little boy was, of com*se, very sorry; 
he dearly loves his books and was looking 
forward to a course in the High Class 
when the disappointing summons came. 
When Dr. Peet related these facts to the 
audience, two of tho Board of Directors 
immediately arose, and offered to be re¬ 
sponsible for the boy’s expenses as long 
as he might wish to continue under in¬ 
struction. The privilege of so doing was 
given to Mr. George A. Robbins, one of 
the most enthusiastic and noble men on 
the Board. 

A PARTING GIFT. 

In the forenoon Mr. O. D. Cooke met 
his pupils in their school-room for the 
last time. They had assembled to say 
good bye, the gentlemanly and talented 
instructor of the High Class having 
closed his connection with the Institu¬ 
tion. When Mr. Cooke had said his few 
words of farewell, Mr. James Simpson 


MT A LARGE QUANTITY OF 
UT OATS WANTED AT THE mi 
TORONTO MILLS. 
m- 29 A. C. THOMAS, 


S.38°3(y, w. _ 

chain 49 links S. 81”, V/. 2 chains 73 links, N 
77-j W. 2 chains 74 links, and N. 44” 45', W. 3 
chains 10 links to a point in the south side of the 
race-way or pond, that is (by the survey of said 
Whitney) 5 chains, 95 links, N. 55” 41', E. of the 
N. E. corner of the said tavern lot, as deeded 
to Alma Hawkins,as aforesaid, thence S. 40” W. 

5 chains 85 links to the N. line of land hereto¬ 
fore deeded E. Bently, then N. 47 Q W. 1 chain 
41 links to the north E. corner of said tavern 
lot as deeded as aforesaid, thence westerly along 
the north line of the same to the place of begin¬ 
ning, excepting and reserving out of the above 
described premises, 53-100 of an acre as deeded 
heretofore to.T. Murry,and two pieces heretofore 
deeded to E. Thompson, and containing, (after 
deducting the said three pieces excepted and re¬ 
served) about (23 84-100 acres) twenty-eight SI- 
100 of an acre, be the same more or less. Also 
excepting and reserving out of the above 28 
84-100 acres, one other further piece and parcel 
of. land to. wit : One-fourth of an acre to be 
laid out in a square from and to be situ¬ 
ated on the north side of the river, and east of 
the road where the threshing mill now stands, 
together with the whole of said mill, and the 
water-power and dam, and all the privileges and 
appurtenances belonging, thereto, with full and 
complete rights and privileges of ingress and 
egress necessary to occupy, enjoy, repair and 
construct, the same for ever, containing about 
twenty-eight acres,more or-less.—Dated Mexico 


per day. Agents want 
ed everywhere. Parti cu 
IR &CO , St. Louis, Mo 


The Homo for Agod and Infirm 
Doaf-Mutes. 


A Prospective New England Muddle, 


Glass-Ware, 


HTIOE TO CREDITORS.—In 


!l of an order of T. W. Skinner 
Oswego County, notice is hereby given to all per¬ 
sons having claims against Russell Druee, late 
of the town of Volney, msaid county, deceased 
FIT e . nt ,£ hcir »cpounts. With the vouchers 
thereof, to the undersigned, at her residence in 
Volney m said Co., on or before the first day of 
September, 1S74, or they will lose tlie benefit of 
the statute m such case made and provided — 
Dated Feb. 20, 1874. 

SARAH J. DRUCE, 

Administratrix. 


The Home for Aged and Infirm Deaf- 
Mutes has resolved to raise a Building 
Fund, and when it has in hand a suf¬ 
ficient amount, a nice country location is 
to be selected, and an ample building 
erected thereon. To this end the Board 
of Trustees have appointed a Committee 
consisting of a number of deaf-mute 
gentlemen, of whom Mr. John Carlin is 
chairman. Several resident and travel¬ 
ing agents have been appointed, and 
more will be chosen soon in all the St«tfes 
of the Union, for it is determined to 
push forward the good work with all 
possible dispatch. 

Deaf-mutes all over the State may ex¬ 
pect soon to have a call from one of the 
traveling or sub-agents, or to be ad¬ 
dressed by letter, asking them to con¬ 
tribute something toward the Fund. In 
all such cases we hope there will be no 
refusal; a small sum at a time, say five, 
ten or twenty-five cents a week can 
surely be spared by the majority, and 
there are not a few who are able to con¬ 
tribute more, and we sincerely hope they 
will. Of course, it is very improbable 
that even a fair proportion of the con¬ 
tributors will ever see the time when 
they must be taken to the Home, still 
fortune is fickle ; and disease and acci¬ 
dent spare no man, and none of us know 
how soon or how surely we may need its 
sheltering aid. There are at present 
half a dozen inmates well cared for, and 
a great deal better than they would or 
could be in any of the alms-houses of the 
the Home is in the city 

N ew i ork, and the buildincr is rent- 


At the Lowest Prices. 

Jewett’s Palace Refrigerators, Water Coolers, 
loileti Ware, Bird Cages, &c., the cheapest. 
Having refitted and enlarged my 


rmnu to noia a Convention ot tneir own 
either just before or immediately after 
the Clerc Memorial dedication exercises 
at Hartford. This is an unwise idea, 
and a little thought on the part of the 
managers will show them that it is so, 
and that it would be much better for 
themselves, lor the members of the Asso¬ 
ciation, for its proceedings, and for its 
treasury to wait a couple of years at 
least. The Clerc dedication will doubt¬ 
less bring a large gathering, and the ex¬ 
ercises of the occasion will take up all 
tho time and spare change, for the dedi¬ 
cation alone is what will bring them 
there, and as a matter of course the N. 
E. G. A. will have a very poor chance of 
success. 

Further, we learn that the managers 
of the N. E. G. A. are trying to imnress 


similar establishments 
were made visible by the intelligent ap¬ 
pearance of these silent guests of Jackson. 
Upon their return from their picnic they 
passed the evening very pleasantly at 
the residence of one of our deaf and dumb 
citizens, Mr. Thomas Innis, for which 
hospitality the thanks of tlie company 
were voted to him and his lady. Mr. 
M. H. Kerr and Mr. J ay Borden re¬ 
ceived the thanks of the mutes for their 
efforts to make the picnic a success. The 
services on Sunday afternoon and evening 
at St. Paul’s Church, by Mr. Mann, and 
at the Baptist Chapel by Mr. Thomas 
L. Brown, another teacher at Flint, were 
tvell attended and doubtless profitable to 
those who have so few opportunities for 
religious services. Yesterday the party 
broke up, but the occasion was solem¬ 
nized by a wedding held at Marcus H. 


No 3 Jefterson Block, Oswego, N. Y. 
and filled it from cellar to garret, 
am now prepared to offer better in¬ 
ducements to buyers than ever 
before, as I have decided 
to stay 

In Oswego, 


“^Tagon aad Blacksmith S! 


at public auction, at the law office of Skinner & Wright I 
in Mexico, Oswego county, N. Y., on the Cth day of 
July, 187 4, at T o clock in the afternoon of that day.*— 
I lie said premises are described in each of said mort- 


lhe said premises are described in each of said mort¬ 
gages substantially as follows, to wit 
AU that certain piece or parcel of land situate in the 
town of W uliamstown, aforesaid, being part of the east* 
eHy half oflotNo. 179, township No. V 
bounued as follows, viz : Beginning at tlie north-west 


Will solicit a continuance of the liberal patron- 
age extended to us in the past. 

James McCarthy. 

Oswego, May 1, 1874. 46-ly 


viz : Beginning at the north-we»t 
corner of said easterly half of said lot No. 179 and run 
mg thence easterly along the line of said lot to land 
formerly owned by Shephard Marvin on the same lot; 
thence southerly along said Marvin’s land ’ to the high! 
wav, thence westerly along the highway to the westerly 
lino of said easterly half of said lot, thence northerly 
alone* the Knmp tn tho rtlooo rvf _ 3 ptilMT find 

on^ the west side pf 

ses being knowii as said ‘‘Browneffi^Hotefi^ premfsM." 
Also ail that other piece or parcel of land situate in 
WJlliamstown, aforesaid, being part of the central part 
of lot No. 166, of said town, and bounded as follow* 
viz: Beginning at a beech tree south of the mill pond on 
said lot No. 106, and running thence, S 23°, W. 6 chains 

I 1 th 5 1 N A E -„ corn . er ot Jose P h Hall’s lot, thence 

b. 07 , L. until the line intersects the east line of said 
hotel premises, thence N. 23°,E.until the line intersect* 
the said mill pond at high water mark,thence along said 
mill pond northerly to the place of beginning, reserving 
the right to raise said pond to any reasonable bight 
necessary for hydraulic purposes not exceeding four (4) 
feet.—Dated April 9, 1874. ' 

a , , T- W. SKINNER, Assignee. 

Skinner & Wright, Att’ys., Mexico, N. Y. * 

I he above mortgage foreclosure sale is hereby 
postponed until the 7th day of September 1874, 
at the same place and time of day. 

T. W. SKINNER, Assignee,, 
Skinner & Wright, Attys., Mexico, N. Y 


OTICE TO CREDITORS. 


---— -In pusuance of 

J-l an order of T. W. Skinner, Surrogate of Os¬ 
wego County, notice is hereby given to all per¬ 
sons having claims against J ohn Darby, late of 
the town of Palermo, in said county, deceased, 
to present their accounts, with the vouchers 
thereof, to E. M. Thomas, Executor, on or be¬ 
fore the first day of August, 1874, or they will 
lose the benefit of the statute in such case made 
and provided.—Dated Mexico, Jan. 27, 1874. 

E. M. THOMAS. Executer. 


Cyrus Whitney, 

ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR AT LAW. 


along the same to the place of beginning, excel 
reserving therefrom a strip of land ou ihv wesi siae pi 
said premises sold to Samuel F. Hough, and on ’which 
said Hough’s saloon now stands. The foregoing premi¬ 
ses being known as said 


Neal Block, (East end of Lower Bridge), Oswe* 
8°> Q- Y. Special attention paid to 
collections, Foreclosure of Mortgages 
Adjustments of Titles, Conveyanceing, Assign 

mp.nt.s viriii- a ...i_, -P 


name of the class, an elegant watch key. 
It is about an inch square and fits the 
usual Swiss time piece ; on one side O. 
D. C. is displayed in beautiful monogram, 
and on the other is inscribed : 

O. D. COOKE, A. M., 

WITH THE HIGHEST REGARDS OF HIS CLASS. 

June 24th, 1S74. 

Mr. Cooke is much pleased with the 
token of remembrance and it is well, for 
it comes from a class that was sincerely 
attached to him. 

Kouponeti. 

New York, June 27th, 1874. 

(Concluded in our next.) * 


A ner, Sureogat-e of Oswego Co N. Y., dated the 1st 
ot June, 1874,1 shall sell at public auction, on the 10th 
a August next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, at 
the d-welung houso situated thereon, the following de¬ 
scribed premises : 

All that certain piece or parcel of land situate, lying 
and being m the town of Albion, Oswego Co., N. Y. be¬ 
ing a part of lots Nos, 57 and 62, in the east third of 
said town, being 25 acres of land and bounded as fol- 
lows;—On the west by the west line of said lot, on the 
north by lands ormcrly owned and occupied by John 
Bates, on said lot 5<, and on the east by the east line of 
said lot, and to extend far enough south on said lot 62 
to make said 25 acres, together with all the appurten¬ 
ances, estate, title and interest therein. Said land 
and premises is an improved farm, with the necessary- 
buildings thereon. Dated June 1 1874. 


Farm for Sale in the Town, of Mezico, 


Suicide Because of Deafness, 


YU11UE TO CREDITORS.—In pursuance 
JLi of an order of T. W. Skinner, Surrogate of 
Oswego County, notice ri hereby given to all 


About 150 acres of land is offered for 
sale, known as the A. D. Everts farm. 
It is a good dairy farm, well watered, 
and finely adapted to both grass and 
grain. Most of the purchase money can 
remain on mortgage for a long term of 
years if desired. For further informa¬ 
tion inquire on the premises, or of 

A. L. Sampson. 

Mexico, March 30, 1874. 


persons having claims against Valentine Moor, 
late ol the town of Hastings, in said county, de¬ 
ceased, to present their accounts, with the 
vouchers thereof, to the undersigned, at the 

hmise of Hiram xr_ T _ _ 


Charles Ghevallier, a Frenchman, was 
found dead in his bed-room, at No. 167 
Hester street, Wednesday night. He 
was sitting in a chair with his head on a 
table, and had witten two letters, one 
addressed to “the Coroner” and the other 
to an acquaintance, Marcus Goesler, of 


, - - ’ tVU tile 

house of ILrain Cole, in Mexico, Oswego 
County, N. i., on or before the 10th day of 
August, 1874, or they will lose the benefit of the 
statute in such case made and provided.— Dated 
Mexico, Jan. 29, 1874. U 

MARY MOOR, 

Administratrix. 


imr* Be sure and stop as 
Cobb Bros., and see their j 
Porcelain and Vases. 


HIT Don’t fail to see the New Weed 
Sewing Machine at Virgil’s Book Store 
before buying.